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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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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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You have to find time to see the buddha!

We only had 36 hours in Bangkok but were so pleased that we found time to visit the Buddha. It's a bit out of the way, so we took a taxi ride there. We showed the driver a map... read more

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San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We only had 36 hours in Bangkok but were so pleased that we found time to visit the Buddha. It's a bit out of the way, so we took a taxi ride there. We showed the driver a map with the Buddha clearly marked on it and he nodded. When he dropped us off, we realized it was the Emerald... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are numerous buddhas throughout the Wat Pho. We even were there when the Monks came and started to chant. Great experience for the family.

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Thank Carl M
MIAMI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enormous golden reclining Buddha. I was already tired from visiting the Golden Palace and frankly, another statue wasn't very appealing, but I'm so glad I went! Don't miss it, it's really worth the visit!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So you pay 100 baht to get inside. Not too expensive. For me the place represented the two-faced morals of many buddhists. The place looks all fancy and nice, but buddha himself said that he doesnt want people to start worshipping him as a god and building statues and stuff. But here we have a huge place with hundreds of... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a great place to go and see, one of the famous reclining Buddha status. The place has a great history behind it and it's good to gather most of the information. There is an entry fee.

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Thank TBarman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Close to the river, so you can hop off a river boat trip and go and see the temple complex. The reclining Buddha is wonderful but probably not best presented as it's inside a close fitting building. That said the temple complex is fab.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Located far from the center. You must take a boat to reach it. Plenty of temples surrounded. Highly recommended.

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Thank Traveltoremember
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walked here after visiting the very crowded Wat Phra Kaew. Much quieter and more peaceful. Spent about 1 hour here in all, strolling around and taking photos of the incredible temple.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At first I thought the signs pointing to WCs, Buddha and MASSAGE were funny, but later I found out this is ground zero of Thai massage teaching. As with every major attraction in Bangkok, getting here early is very very important, as lines tend to grow as the day progresses. If clicking the reclining Buddha is important to you a... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

His ankles are currently under restoration but you can still see most of the reclining Buddha and it's pretty impressive. Wat Pho, where it's located, is much calmer than the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha - not quite as crowded and doesn't make you want to run away because of the crowds.

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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.
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