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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
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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Bolpur
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Huge and awesome.. Just a few minutes walk from Grand Palace and there it is. Perhaps the biggest statue of Reclining Buddha. Do take umbrella with you coz the sun gets pretty hot after 10 am. Plenty of artifacts to explore around but the place for s not as big as Grand Palace. Entry fee is 100 baht with a... More

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

It was a very pretty and HUGE Buddha. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing and I would reccomend going in the morning before it gets crowded. Plan on spending at least 30 mins here to walk around and see everything.

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Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

10 minutes walking distance from The Grand Palace to Wat Pho. It is a giant reclining Buddha and is covered in gold leaf. Entrance ticket cost 100baht/person. My kids were most graceful to do the donation activity in the temple - exchange 20baht of coins, walk pass a row of donation buckets, put in a few coins for each bucket.

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

It was amazing. As soon as you go through the door you see a large pillar as you walk round you see the gold statue. It will knock your socks off. It can get very busy so get their early for a good mooch

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Daegu, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Out of all the attractions I researched before coming to Bangkok, this was the one I really wanted to see. I knew the Buddha was big but I was really blown away by it when I saw it. It's glorious! I took my time walking around it at looking at the details on the head and feet. It was really... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

There's more to Wat Pho than the Giant Reclining Buddha. The temple compound has a lot of buildings and towers that you could visit and peek into. We came on a Sunday and the big golden Buddha inside one of the temples was off limits for tourists due to ongoing worship services. The entrance fee included a small ice cold... More

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It was our last day in Bangkok. We were on a school field study so our days had been full until now. Among the top "must-see" destinations were the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. The line to get into the Palace was daunting... we opted to spend our time at the Temple. I have to add... More

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The reclining Budhha is huge and beautiful. The temple premise is pretty big and nice to have a look around. The massage centre is slightly expensive compared to the reasonable massage parlours in Bangkok but I had the most amazing foot massage there. As there a steps to enter the main temple and buildings in the complex, it is not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

was worth seeing this statue in its glory. Try and find a monk who can give you a blessing and a mini-insight into their realm of living

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

beautiful place to visit and to see one of the biggest golden Buddha. Just go around and discover the area outside so you could find some quite places

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