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Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

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Address: 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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Impressive site, stood out from other temples

After visiting several temples in the area, this was a nice change. The reclining Buddha is so large and impressive, everyone jockeys for a spot to take a photo of themselves with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

After visiting several temples in the area, this was a nice change. The reclining Buddha is so large and impressive, everyone jockeys for a spot to take a photo of themselves with it. It was a beautiful sight, and one I'm never going to forget. Many temples in this area sort of go over the top with excessive decoration, making... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Big, bold, and beautiful! Rivaled in size only by the Reclining Buddha in Yangon, Myanmar. easy to go back . . .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Its a must go sightseeing spot. but i recommend everyone to wear as much as sunscreen as possible, take two bottles of water with you and you are good to go. it is indeed very expensive as the entry is 500 baht, but it is worth the money. Don't expect it to be empty it will be very crowded.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

It is easy to find, just follow the outer wall round the Grand Place - and turn left at the Pink Elephant roundabout! it is worth the walk the Buddha is quite all-some - just stunning the size is unbelievable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

like the surroundings which was quiet and peaceful but disliked the pigeons droppings which dirtied the grounds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

After a few weeks of constant temples I thought I had seen enough, however this is worth the visit! The sheer size of it took me by surprise and its uniqueness makes it a must see, if you aren't wearing what they'd class as appropriate clothes its not too much of a problem, they were handing our robes to cover... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Nice place to spend couple of hours, Can see many idols in many places. Really a royal temple. Ticket cost 100B.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is definitly one of the statues worth visiting. It made a huge impression, not only the gigantic size but the serenity that seemed to shine from the Buddha.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit right by the grand Palace but a lot less crowded it has the massage school here where you can have a tradition Thai massage form the place where it originated really enjoyed it worth noting that it's not as strict on dress code as the Grand Palace

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

If you visiting Thailand using tour service, this is one of the destination. The giant Buddha statue is awesome, place was clean and well organize. Place is good to take photos.

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