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Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

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Address: 2 Sanamchai Road. | Grand Palace, Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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Phone Number: 6622260335
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Not only amazing but awe inspiring. A solon and inspiring place. The is nothing that prepares you for the shear size of the structure and the reverence it holds.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not only amazing but awe inspiring. A solon and inspiring place. The is nothing that prepares you for the shear size of the structure and the reverence it holds.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

would recommend this as its something worth seeing. brilliant experience with a insight on the culture and religion. when visiting we also got blessed by a monk

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Fall River, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of Bangkok's oldest temples. The image of the reclining Buddha represents the entry of Buddha into Nirvana and the end of all reincarnations. The soles of the feet of the Buddha are 3 m high and 4.5 m long, and inlaid with mother-of-pearl. They are each divided into 108 arranged panels, displaying symbols by which Buddha can... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely a must-see when visiting Bangkok. Beautiful and magnificent reclining Buddha statue. They give you a free bottle of water with your admission ticket, and a bag to carry your shoes with you while you are inside. You can pay 20 baht for a bowl of coins (bring exact change), which you can use to make wishes as you place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a very impressive attraction in Bangkok to visit. The size and scale of the monuments is amazing. The setting is impressive and gives you a sense of awe and wonder.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been there almost over 5 times and never miss the chance to visit. This big buddha is very huge and I can pray peacefully as the place is quite. The entrance fees is 100 Baht for foreigners. You will receive one bottle of water from the temple. The temple offer the bag for our shoes. Please be aware... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had heard / read about the reclining Buddha before but it was truly a 'wow moment' when we actually saw it! It was part of our 'city tour' and was definitely worth the stop. It was the most amazing and awe-inspiring Buddha I had ever seen. Definitely a must-see...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must when you come to Bangkok. It is amazing to see and experience this. It is well organised from the entry to the exit and although it can get crowded, you can thoroughly enjoy it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Temple of the Reclining Buddha is located behind the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and a must-do for any first-time visitor in Bangkok. It's one of the largest temple complexes in the city and famed for its giant reclining Buddha that measures 46 metres long and is covered in gold leaf. It’s an easy ten minute walk between here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

another spot in Bangkok you shouldn't miss! don't forget to wear hat, sun glasses, and sun block! Be there in the morning (opening) to avoid the huge number of crowd. Also try the massage! :D :D

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Banglamphu
While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok, it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.