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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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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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Carmichael
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Our group of fifteen pilgrims split up, some going to the Grand Palace and others to Wat Po. The highlight of Wat Po is the 46 meter long golden statue of the reclining Buddha, which symbolizes the Buddha's death. This Buddha has his head propped up. The bottom of his feet are mother of pearl-gorgeous. You can purchase coins to... More

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Northport, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

its a huge Buddha that weighs 5.5 ton and is lying down. Sure, its interesting enough to take a look.

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Raleigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This is one of those things you have to see to believe! The details of the whole structure, not just the reclining Buddha are amazing. Do not miss the rest of the temple. The structures are stunning. They claim this to be the place where they started Thai massage and yoga.

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Breda, Nederland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The massage is very good and cheap and it is near the grand palace, so you can visit both. But you must go early to have a traditional Thai massage.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This temple is good in all senses. The reclining Buddha is a amazing. Do drop coins in all the bowls there which is only Thai Bhat 20/- but a good experience.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Entry costs 100baht, whole place is divine in holy tranquility. The artwork and design that is present through this temple is amazing. While the area is warm and hot you are given free bottled water to cool off. Well worth it.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Much much bigger than we imagined and the first glimpse of the reclining Buddha left us speechless! We were in awe of the size and the detail.... The feet were the most intricate design in. Other of pearl, really beautiful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Don't know if there is a good time to go but it was very crowded and hot. It was amazing to see and well worth the tourist aggravation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Stunning architecture, busy yet has a feeling of calm. Monks pray in the ordination hall from 0830 and visitors are free to watch. As of November 2014 non Thais pay 100 baht but you get a voucher for a free bottle of water. A complex of several temples and shrines, the site gets very busy with tour groups in particular... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

This site features the huge reclining Buddha. Probably at least 100 feet long and very calming in it's quiet spirituality. The devotion of the worshipers observing and giving of coins in the bowls set along walls was experience of affirmation that all men need spiritual affirmation . As a devout Christian I came away impressed with the atmosphere of respectful... More

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