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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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Private Tour: Bangkok Temples Including Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho
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6-Hour Best of Bangkok City Tour including Lunch

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One of the must see attractions of Bangkok when you are here. Try to go early to avoid the crowds if you can!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

One of the must see attractions of Bangkok when you are here. Try to go early to avoid the crowds if you can!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Amazing place, Wat Pho (the Temple of the Reclining Buddha), or Wat Phra Chetuphon, 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.

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Lund, Sweden
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good price ticket, not too much cloths restriction, a lot of stuff to see, probably one the best Buddha sites to visit.

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A must see for anyone visiting Bangkok, been a few times and we never tire of visiting. Try and get there early and avoid the afternoon heat.

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Visited thrice is last 6 years. Its great place to be there. Always felt connected with self in The proximity of temple. Buddha in resting phase. Like it most.

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brasschaat, belgium
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After several years I came back to Bangkok. The first temple I wanted to visit was Wat Pho, the Reclining Buddha. The statue hasn't changed much: restoring is going on. Large masses of people all want to get a glimpse of it. Look at his immense feet. One of the most beautiful marvels in town. Don't go there to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must see in Bangkok. The scale of the Buddha statue cannot be explained - you have to view it. It is housed in a building such that you can view only part at a time - this adds to the sense of grandeur about this temple. There are other Buddha idols as well - the site has... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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I've been to this temple a couple of times this year and learned some new things every time. I used to think the reclining Buddha was the only spot to see but the recent visits opened my eyes to the ordination hall, a quieter section of the temple where the beautiful Buddha image of Sukhothai period was enshrined. Other spot... More 

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Well worth spending time there. Wear a hat and sunscreen, bring water. Beautiful photo opportunities, lovely restful place. Be aware of dark floor tiles when you take your shoes off- they get quite warm in the sun

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This temple (Wat Pho) was less crowded than the Grand Palace but was very impressive. The Reclining Buddha was huge! The complex was also impressive with many golden Buddhas and fascinating decorative doorways and structures. If you go to the Grand Palace then you should walk around the corner to this nearby temple.

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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.