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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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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: One of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok features the famous...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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 in length.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The idol is impressive. Well worth the visit. Walk around the grounds until you find the massage school. Lower prices than on the street. Nice people. Very clean. You will be getting a massage later in the day anyway. Get it now and support the monks and the venue.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This was my husband's first visit, so when I said the reclining Buddha was big, he obviously underestimated, as he was surprised. We went with an organised group, which meant good commentary and explanation, plus easy access.

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This reclining Buddha was very sacred to me as well as everyone who has an attachment to it. Wat Pho was stunning and beautiful and totally worth the time. The architecture is what hooked me!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The gigantic reclining buddha is the highlight of this temple. If one is combining this visit with the Grand Palace, it would be recommended to go the Grand Palace first as it closes earlier. However, after visiting the Grand Palace, the rest of the temple structures, except for the reclining buddha, would pale in comparison. There is a medical school... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The Buddha itself is a spectacular structure, the biggest reclining buddha in the world in fact. Although the columns get in the way of a nice shot, you can normally get a good view of the entire buddha by the feet. The soles also have amazing designs etched in for a beautiful photo. But beware, there are lots of tourists... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

A good place to understand Thai architecture at a basic level. Nice way to spend 1-2 hours in Bangkok aside from shopping.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The sleeping Buddha was the only monument we saw along with the complex that surrounds it. it is also worth getting a guide to show you around. (Get Mr Tong if he is around).

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Visited here as part of our honeymoon. It is a must see, the whole temple is amazing and the reclining Buddha it self is impressive in size, intricacy and awe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went here based on TA reviews. The reclining Buddha itself is exactly what it says on the tin. A big reclining Budda. The grounds have plenty of other buddas to look at and interesting buildings but the best bit for us was the massage school in the grounds. We had an amazing Thai massage. It was reasonably priced and... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Had a great day until I got on the Tuk tuk and as truly taken for a ride. I can't believe I was scammed by a Tuk tuk driver. This country really NEEDS Uber

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