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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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Einstein and Budda

Impressive , take a guide. Our guide was a former monk of the temple and it really adds value to learn more about buddhism and the resemblance with Einstein

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Impressive , take a guide. Our guide was a former monk of the temple and it really adds value to learn more about buddhism and the resemblance with Einstein

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A huge Reclining buddha is the main pull factor for these temple. Less tourists and the atmosphere is much more relaxed than at the Grand Palace. We also tried the famous old Thai massage. While I was satisfied with it, my girlfriend was not.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The reclining Buddha is huge and it's amazing to see a Buddha that big. There are a lot of other beautiful Buddhas too, like Buddha under the Bodhi tree. You get free water. There is a lot to see. It's a big place where you can walk around. The Wat's are beautiful. And there is a massage school where you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We arranged a private tour that included a stop at Wat Pho. Our local guide was able to explain a lot about the statue, which made it more interesting. It is only a short distance from the palace. Should not be missed as it is very impressive!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful, amazing, enchanting, not enough words to describe. Just feel so relaxed in there. Holy and clean, purified from within. Just carry clothes to cover you full like any place of worship, nudity not allowed inside. sacred place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The reclining buddha itself is impressive, but that's about it. The bottom part of the buddha is currently under refurbishment and so not the whole thing is visible. There's one particularly good spot to take photos from, but quite a queue to be able to access it. Apart from that that's really it, and personally I think Wat Trimitr Vityaram... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a must see and is synonymous with Bangkok. It is always very busy so going early is my recommendation. As it is a Temple or Wat modest dress is required so no short shorts or sleeveless tops. It is difficult to take photos here due to the fact the the pillars are very close to the massive Buddha... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This was one of the first places we visited in Bangkok and was truly amazing to visit. It was reasonably priced and gave us a true insight into some of Thailand's incredible culture. The size and colour of the buildings and temples are inspiring and would highly recommend visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Try to avoid the very busy hours. Go early to fully enjoy this miraculous statue and make sure you don't forget your camera!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Saw the post earlier that the entry fee 100 baht isnt mandatory. I don't mean 100 baht is a lot to me, but it just feels like to be cheated as I paid the 100 baht. If they wrote 100baht donation for restoration, I would have been happy to donate. Ruined the lovely day visiting the Reclining Buddha. Magnificent garden... More 

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Address: 2 Sanamchai Road. | Grand Palace Subdistrict, Pranakorn District, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Phone Number: 0-2226-0335
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok

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