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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
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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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Definite must see in Bangkok

Do not miss this Temple, it is impressive and timeless! The lines were not too long when we went in October. Be prepared to remove your shoes. For the ladies that are not dressed... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Do not miss this Temple, it is impressive and timeless! The lines were not too long when we went in October. Be prepared to remove your shoes. For the ladies that are not dressed appropriately- do not worry they have free robes you can throw on so you comply with the Temple rules.

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A trip to Thailand wouldn't be complete without seeing this amazing temple. Spectacular in beauty, size and detail!

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Impressive cultural monument. You can come at anytime during the day with your full family. Entrance is 100 baht, which also gets you a bottle of water and entrance to all the Wat Pho temple area. I came here in mid afternoon and the crowds weren't overwhelming.

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We visited the temple as part of the With Locals tour - walking with the monks - Big was a great guide

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The temple complex is huge but offers spectacular views especially in the evening when the sunlight reflects from the Golden temple tops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

In addition to the impressive reclining Buddha this temple boasts intricate architecture and sculptures. Entrance ticket for foreigners includes a cold bottle of water(you'll need it!). As a religious site, dressing conservatively is respectful and required.

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what Pho is a realy amzing tempel that you should not miss when you come to Bangkok the enomes golden laying buda is something i have never seen elsewere

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place took our breaths away! The size of the Buddha is just vast, well worth a visit, the grounds were really nice too. Made much simpler with a tour guide. There is a long line of bowls at the back of the Buddha in the same building and for a few Baht you buy a bowl full of coins.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an amazing experience not to be missed. Long reclining statue 150 feet long . You need to pay 100thb for entrance along with a free bottle of water. Do wear socks to. This attraction as well as carrying your passport as they seem to be inconsistencies. Some people were asked for their passports at ticket booth. Shoes are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Twice now I have seen this mammoth, reclining Buddha and twice have been awestruck! 49 meters in length with great detail makes one wonder how it could have been produced. Of course, it was made and then the temple was built around it. Be sure to look closely at the feet and see that it is part of Thai reflexology... 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.
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