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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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Very grand

If you play Street fighter, you would see it in there. It's interesting n fascinating to see such a grand reclining Buddha, a big long feet too.

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Wheaton,IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you play Street fighter, you would see it in there. It's interesting n fascinating to see such a grand reclining Buddha, a big long feet too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing combination of colors and stones. We walked a lot to discover all the parts of the temple. It is only 100 baths and is still open until 5pm.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This temple is a better place to go then the shiny temple. There is still alot of people but not to overcrowded late in the day or early in the morning. A must see in Bangkok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am fascinated by traditional Thai design and architecture especially the way they have built their temples. Our knowledgeable guide explained to us the background and specifics of the Reclining Buddha before we stepped in. But nothing had prepared me for the sheer size and magnificence of the idol. Towering... The rest of the complex is also remarkable. The crowd... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the most elaborate temple we have seen. This Buddha is huge! Very cool surrounding structures as well. Try to get a guide that offer their services at the front.

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must visit for evy1. beautiful idol. close to other wat. better go by river boat 1 day pass. calm, peaceful, soothing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

absolutely beautiful wat! truly an enlightened experience. Tip: check to see if any religioud holidays fall during your time in bkk. The temples will be busy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful experience, definitely worth the 100 bath. I experienced it even nicer than the grand palace as it was less crowded. There is a lot to see at the laying Buddha temple enough for an hour visit. All in all, definitely worth a visit!

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Plan it if you have spare time in Bangkok. I didn't like it personally but the sculptures are great there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This temple is so special and most respected temple compared to the other numerous ones in Bangkok. One needs to really be a good photograph in order to capture the whole giant-size Buddha. The giant feet are encrusted with precious stones. The 100bht entry for tourists only is not far-fetched.

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Staying in Banglamphu

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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.