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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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While crowded, a visit to the Reclining Buddha is a must on temple touring in Bangkok. The space is a bit tight with all of the people and the massive statue, but is a sight to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

While crowded, a visit to the Reclining Buddha is a must on temple touring in Bangkok. The space is a bit tight with all of the people and the massive statue, but is a sight to see!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

100 Baht entrance fee. Fantastic value for an authentic Thailand experience. Reclining Buddha is just one of the many cool things to check out in this awesome part of the city. Just a bus ride away from central plaza or Sukhumvit, recommended doing this prior to grand Palace which is just. Shot walk away.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A must visit on a trip to Bangkok. Depicting the Peaceful & tranquil state of Buddha.. Beware of the vendors and locals moving around the temple. They try and misguide you by saying the temple is closed for renovation or closed due to timing. Don't trust them until you check it yourself at the inquiry counter or temple officials they... More 

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Boston, MA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I saw the temple at a distance last year and it looked beautiful during the night. I decided to visit it during this trip in May2015 and the stupid place is under restoration. Terrible views so they should consider shutdown the place until it is ready for tourists. It is also cumbersome to get there and you get screwed depending... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

There are 10 temples of Buddha within this temple and each of them has the Buddha in different postures. The Reclining Buddha is the longest and is very attractive. A must visit for anyone visiting Thailand.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

clean, friendly. kids love coin dropping give bags for shoes. give 1 bottle of cold water. negative: 100 bhat ticket charge is too much.

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Pune
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Located In a sprawling campus with Over 34 Buddhist Temples and hundreds of Monks Moving around busy in their rituals Temple of Reclining Buddha & Temple of sleeping Buddha are a wonderful experience. The image of reclining Buddha is 15 m high and 43 m long with his right arm supporting the head with tight curls on two box-pillows of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very peaceful, however remember that this is practicing place of worship and act accordingly. To be honest, I couldn't help shake the felling that there were many tourists flouting this fact.

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I took the tourist boat early in the day. It was a short walk from the river to the wat. Pay and then hire a guide if you are not with a tour. The guide helped me get to the highlights with ease. It was hot and time precious so I thought being guided was well worth the cost (a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful Buddah ornate and amazing lovely setting; we got to watch a bit while they worked on small restoration and cleaning the restorer was delicate and intricate in her work.

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