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“Huge” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
2 Sanam Chai Road, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
0-2226-0335
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Ranked #3 of 259 attractions in Bangkok
Type: Religious Sites
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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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“Huge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Wat Pho houses a huge Buddha that is lying on its side. It rests in a large building. Not much time is needed to visit the Buddha. It is about a 15 minute walk from the Grand Palace to Wat Pho past many street vendors and crowded areas.

Visited February 2013
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I liked this better than the grand palace. Less crowded and less rude Russian tourists. Got to see everything and really enjoyed the experience. Free bottle of water with the 100 Baht admission.

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“Buddha shining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

One of the greatest buddha's in the world, easy access, well maintained and in perfect state. If you go by boat this adds to the adventure.

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“Impressive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Not only the long reclining Buddha is impressive, but the whole site is a great visit. You get a bottle of water within the ticket price.It will keep you hidrated for the min hour walkaround the complex (thai massage school grounds). It's a must when in Bamgkok.

Visited April 2012
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“Next door to Royal Palace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Sometimes, the Royal Palace is shut; if it is, go on to Wat Pho. If it isn't, don't attempt both in the same visit - you'll die of exhaustion!
The reclining Buddha is enormous. It will take you 10-15 minutes just to walk round it. The whole Wat area is nowhere near as big as the Palace, but well worth a visit - preferably by public boat from Sathorn Pier to Pier 8.

Visited January 2013
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