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Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

2 Sanam Chai Road, Bangkok, Thailand
0-2226-0335
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Ranked #3 of 235 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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Bath, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This Buddah is huge, I suppose it is one of the 'must see' things in Bangkok but not somewhere I would rush back to, it was ok

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The staff at the Ramada recommended this. We took a short trip via the skytrain and metro to the river, then a pleasant river ferry trip up to Wat Pho. The grounds were expansive and made for a nice excursion for a couple hours. The reclining Buddha was impressive. Not much to do in the nearby area - some minor... More

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england
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We took a tour to Wat Pho and saw this reclining buddha. Amazing, the size of it. We went in the afternoon, less crowd and was told in the hotel to wear appropriate clothes, no shorts.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

It was an organised trip, we didn't have to worry about language barrier, it relayed all the things we most wanted to know about Bangkok

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Stunning, very impressive, more than I expected! Free bottle of water upon entry! A larger site, expect to spend an hour here.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A quick review to say that I have been to Wat Pho a couple times now and am always in awe. Try to go early in the day to avoid the crowds and the heat; especially when the weather is forecasted to be warm. Once you're exploring the temple grounds, there is little shade.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Amazing site. Just watch out for the con men telling you it's a holiday and it's not open until 1.30 thanks to an earlier post I ignored this and walked straight in. The little tuk tuk drivers can also offer you a cheap trip somewhere only to find you are taken to every dodgy temple on a rat run...this I... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I arrived at Wat Pho at around noon by taxi. I bought a cover up sarong from a store across the street (do not forget to cover up, it is extremely disrespectful to go into these holy places in shorts or short skirts.) There were some guards near the entrance to check for proper attire. The grounds are quite big... More

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bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The biggest reclining Buddha image sculpted the face by King Rama II himself,covered by golden sheet all over.The 108 signs of benefice at the both feet decorated by the mother of pearl's shell shown the work of distinctive arts.

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Den Helder, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The hall is too small to really show the beauty of the statue. Try to visit the temple later in the afternoon so the crowds have left

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