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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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It's lovely, but very crowded. It's almost impossible to take a picture without someone's head popping out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's lovely, but very crowded. It's almost impossible to take a picture without someone's head popping out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the reclining buddha Thursday afternoon and we were the only ones there! The person who worked there was very nice and wanted to chat us up to practice his English. He didn't talk much about the buddha but suggested places for us to visit and shop.

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Thank Ryan T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wat Pho is definitely worth a visit, it's an amazing experience! It is very popular and can get crowded so try and visit early or later in the day and ensure you have a cover up for your shoulders.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you go around the back of the deity, they have a nice system of donating very small amounts in about 40 pots. Totally optional - no pressure at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was one of our highlights while backpacking around Thailand as it is a true treat for the eyes. Of course there are rules and traditions to follow as this is a as the one of the previous reviewers mentioned is a holy temple, to be honest I am a little shocked by the lack of understanding the reviewer has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Never seen that much golden in my live. This complex of palaces is an amazing witness of Thai histoy and golden ages. If you like or follow buddha's principles, this temple will provide you more faith and inspiration.

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Thank Jorge R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The reclining buddha is very pretty. It really is quite huge. All the temples around are really pretty is well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The scale of this was amazing! I really enjoyed all of the different aspects of the temple and grounds

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The temple is huge, you'll discover more and more surprise along your visit. The Buddhas are getting bigger and bigger. A place to see definitely in Bangkok.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I appreciate that the temple is architecturally beautiful, and the ticket is reasonable considering - especially with a bottle of free water. However, you will have to read the other reviews to get a sense of that because my visit was entirely tarnished by poor organisation and rude, and frankly vindictive (if not racially discriminatory) staff. I was here with... More 

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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.