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Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

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Address: 2 Sanamchai Road. | Grand Palace Subdistrict, Pranakorn District, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Phone Number: 0-2226-0335
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: One of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok features the famous...
One of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok features the famous Reclining Buddha, which is the largest in Thailand measuring more than 150 feet in length.
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Went here to break up a day in Bangkok as it was only 15 minutes from my hostel and it fantastic. Only 100b to get in and you get a bottle of water. The Buddha is massive and that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very crowded. Good to go once but wouldn't go and would not recommend to others. Bathrooms were very dirty.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful temple of Lord Buddha and his reclining statue is so huge that it will not even come as full pic in your camera. From out of hustles and bustles of city, this is located in a peaceful place. Fees of 100 baht is charged and you will get a bottle of water along with it.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went here to break up a day in Bangkok as it was only 15 minutes from my hostel and it fantastic. Only 100b to get in and you get a bottle of water. The Buddha is massive and that itself is worth seeing. It's a beautiful temple and would recommend anyone with the time to go there while in Bangkok.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I was looking for a spiritial vibe by going to Wat Pho, but I got a tourist over run complex. Pay for everything, yet, you need to wear appropriate clothing to pay respect for the Buddha. There are many Buddha, children at school, and the massage completx

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This massive structure is a must see in Bangkok. The structure was under partial renovation when we visited. It is said to be around 50 metres in length and 12 metres in height. Your album collection should definitely include a pic in front of this massive structure.

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice place and wonderful Buddha. Check opening times before you go. Just next to the Grand Palace. I recommend to visit early morning the Grand Palace and then the reclining Buddha. Beer careful with people around that wanna cheat on you. They will tell you that the Palace or the reclining Buddha are open just for locals until past noon... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful grounds. Tranquil inside the temple- people are sitting in meditation. Be respectful . Dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes as you explore one of the largest and oldest temples in Bangkok

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I visited Wat Pho with my friend in August. It's a must visit for all tourists who visit Bangkok. We arrived at the airport and went straight to this area. You will find lots of other great tourist attractions to visit in the area of Wat Pho. We paid 100 baht to enter and got a free water. This is... More 

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Makassar, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The temple are bigger than i expected. But the buddha's foot under maintenance when i visited. But overall, a worthed temple to visit. You will get free mineral water whn buying ticket.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After the hustle and bustle of other attractions in Bangkok, we found Wat Pho to be an oasis of calm. The admission price included a refreshing drink of water that we enjoyed whilst sitting on the wall of a small flower bed before entering the cool air of the temple itself. Along with cloaks to allow visitors to dress appropriately,... More 

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