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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: +66 2 226 0335
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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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Private Tour: Bangkok Temples Including Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho

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Great site. It was a beautiful experience to visit the reclining Buddha. The metal bowls filled with coins on the opposite side of the attraction are interesting as well. Great... read more

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New Hampshire, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great site. It was a beautiful experience to visit the reclining Buddha. The metal bowls filled with coins on the opposite side of the attraction are interesting as well. Great picture op and gorgeous.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful temple and grounds. The reclining Buddha is huge and quite awesome to see. Must see in Bangkok!

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Thank Tony P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was absolutely incredible to see the reclining Buddha and surrounding sights. Definitely a must-do whilst in Bangkok!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The temple is truely peaceful, delighted. I have heard about massage service here and will try it next time

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Thank Viet Hai N
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's amazing if it is your first temple to visit. For me it wasn't the first one, so it started all to look a like. But I must say it is one of the pretties temples so if you go, make sure it is the first or second temple to visit.

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Thank Marco v
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Unfortunately there was restoration work happening at the moment and the feet of the Buddha are not available for viewing. There were other projects around the site too.

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Thank Kerry D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a very nice Temple in the old district of Bangkok. There are a lot of cute cats sitting everywhere on the stupas. The Buddha is very impressive and of course a lot of people want to look at him and take pictures,but it's fine because everybody is nice to euch other and not too stressful. The rest of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must see temple when you visit Bangkok. Our kids loved dropping the coins in the pots around the outside

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good looking and historical with a free bottle of water. Angelic garden accompanies the buddha. Definitely worth a visit even if in bangkok for a day

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We delighted in this stop more than all the others. Extremely great however not as swarmed as the amazing royal residence. An average historic point that you can't miss in the event that it your first time around the local area.

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