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Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

2 Sanam Chai Road, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
0-2226-0335
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Ranked #3 of 260 attractions in Bangkok
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Type: Religious Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Nyon, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The temple is very serene and spread out. Make time for taking in the Buddhist culture and artistry. You have to be careful to dress appropriately. Very close by is the Kind Palace and Wat Arun

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

For the fee of 100 baht which includes a bottle of water, you get to wander around this beautiful place with its many Temples & Buddhas including the iconic & stunning Reclining Buddha! On the day we visited there was a cooking ceremony & school children partaking in a procession. Ideal for photographers, families & travellers. A wonderful & serene... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The most eye catching icon of this temple is the super huge "sleeping" Buddha. Should not be missed when visiting Bangkok. Take the Chao Phraya Express Ferry at the jetty near Sapahan Taksin BTS station and get off at pier N8 (Tha Tian), is about 15 Baht per way. After visit this temple, you may consider to take a ferry... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Even though our tour guide had given us the dimensions of this Buddha in advance, we were still amazed by the sheer scale of it.

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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This temple is totally different from The Grand Palace. There're lots of China statue. In the church I saw Buddha in laying his body on the side and was able to see his feet. On his feet, ancient Thai people paint something which I couldn't understand. Even though it is different from the grand palace, but I like this temple... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

What can I say that others haven't? Its pretty, large, and reclining. Best to get there in the morning before it gets too hot and crowded. Small fee for entry

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Sussex England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We were late arriving but our guide showed us everything we need to see and explained Buddha. At 100 bht entry good value compared to grand palace in my opinion

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Another great example of indo-sino inspired architecture. Complex is pretty and has lot of small temples. If you want to spend some time quiet in prayer, surprisingly you can do it here despite it being 'Bangkok' and a tourist place.

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Lovettsville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was my third visit to Bangkok and the third time I've been to The Grand Palace and Wat Pho. The first time was by myself, the second was with my wife before we had kids together, and today I brought our kids aged 15, 9, and 7. Each visit to both of these places was excellent and a must... More

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Phuket, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Wat Pho has one of the most iconic 'Thai' images of the Reclining Buddha, so obviously it gets many visitors. Although it's crowded, it is a very cool sight. I actually enjoyed the outside area more than the Reclining Buddha section itself. Once you make it past the Buddha, the crowd thins out a lot. There's tons of mini-pagodas to... More

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