Wat Phra Chetuphon
Wat Phra Chetuphon
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksReligious Sites
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Jessi
    Rudersdorf, Germany2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-see for anyone interested in ancient architecture
    The temple's intricately decorated walls are a sight to behold, and there are hundreds of Buddha images to admire. The temple also serves as a meditation center, making it a perfect place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Highly recommended!
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 23, 2023
  • lifenadventure
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates2,211 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive
    This is a must see and clearly a highlight for many tourists because of the Big Buddha. It’s 200baht to get in which is the most I paid anywhere in Thailand but still worth it. The big Buddha really is huge and a site to see. The area around is stunning too and so much to take in. You could easily spend a few hours here exploring all of the sites if it isn’t too hot. Sadly the day we went it was scorching and unbareable outside. But still, this place is pretty amazing and totally worth a trip!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 28, 2023
  • Ching lam
    Malaysia7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice temple
    Before visiting this place, first check on their timings. Make sure you visit this place when they are open to avoid tuktuk drivers from scamming you. Be modestly and decently dressed. No sleeveless and no shorts, please. Before entering the main doors of the Reclining Buddha, make sure to get a plastic bag to carry your shoes around. The statue looks amazing because of its size and position. Best selfie area is by the feet. Observe and respect others who go there to pray.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Nigel D
    Honolulu, Hawaii3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Make your own way there.
    Definitely worth going. But very hot outside in summer, and little shade. On this site, it says that the minimum price is $18.70, but that is for a tour with pick-up. In fact, the entrance price is 220 THB per person (about 6.50); you can travel there easily from most parts of the city by public transport/MRT for less than 75 THB (2.20). So half the min. advertised price.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 31, 2023
  • Azriel_and_Smurf
    Murrumbateman, Australia826 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of truly amazing statue and symbol of strong Buddhism influence in Bangkok
    A breathtaking beautiful statue. Visitors must remove their shoes and walk around clockwise. There are little nooks to take photos of the statues. However, it was really busy that day due to public holiday in Thailand to celebrate their King’s birthday. Visitors can buy a bowl of coins and place it in the bowls along the wall while making their wishes. This place is truly spectacular if it’s not too busy so visitors can be allowed to do meditation. Worth a visit while you are in Bangkok.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 3, 2023
  • Anco M
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom691 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive
    Last day before leaving and we hadn’t done Wat Pho yet. A quick visit primarily focussed on the reclining Buddha. That in itself totally makes the visit worthwhile. The size is beyond believe. The rest of Wat Pho looks very nice as well.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 4, 2023
  • Sharon P
    Addlestone, United Kingdom195 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A stunningly beautiful place to visit
    A wonderful place to visit. Make sure you are covered up (ladies) less strict for men. The temples, Buddhas and shrines are simply beautiful and the whole area is stunning, so we’ll keep. Well worth a visit. 200 bath pp. A short walk inbetween the Grand palace and khon theatre.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 9, 2023
  • Mei
    Singapore, Singapore20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent.
    Cultural experience. The statue was very magnificent. Although there was a tourist crowd, it moves fast. They provide you bags to put your shoes as they don’t allow shoes into the temple itself. Remember to return the bags after that to starting point for next users.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 12, 2023
  • Momin
    Birmingham, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A hidden gem of Bangkok
    This ancient temple complex is home to hundreds of sacred pagodas, Buddha images, and meditation centers. Its walls are adorned with ancient inscriptions and murals that tell the story of Buddhism in Thailand. Wat Phra Chetuphon is a must-see for anyone looking to explore the spiritual side of Bangkok. With its peaceful atmosphere and stunning architecture, it's easy to get lost in the beauty of this hidden gem.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 2, 2023
  • rz0dcr
    Sheffield, United Kingdom314 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge Buddha
    Wow this Buddha is huge, and the whole place will take you about 1.5 hrs to walk around. It wasn’t that busy when we visited although it was around 1500 and it had been a hot day. It’s close to the Grand Palace and worth visiting if you are going to the palace too.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 9, 2023
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Kaymtravel7
Los Angeles, CA759 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Another must see in Bangkok. It’s rather close to the Grand Palace, so an easy walk. The reclining Buddha is definitely spectacular to behold. As with most temples, you must take your shoes off to go inside, so I recommend wearing or bringing socks so that you do not have to walk barefoot. The dress code is very strict here as well.
Written April 2, 2020
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Lifestartedwithyou
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Aug 2019
The entry fee into this attraction is 200 Baht per person which is relatively cheap for a tourist hot spot. We were blown away, the temple grounds are beautiful to walk around and the reclining Buddha is something you must see with your own eyes, it is absolutely huge! To make it even better we got to witness monks praying, which was breath taking. We loved walking around and would definitely rate this as one of our favourite attractions in Bangkok.
Written March 13, 2020
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Robby the Gardener
Brighton, UK6 contributions
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Dec 2019
I couldn’t concentrate when I saw the reclining Buddha. It was so big. I just couldn’t get it all in the frame for a photograph – just as well as I didn’t have any memory left and wouldn’t have been able to take a photo anyway! The place was full. We traipsed around in a line of people doing a kind of conga. I asked my friend if the people next to us were speaking Japanese. He said he thought they might be but he couldn’t be sure as he didn’t know much Japanese apart from “konnichiwa”, “arigato”, “banzai”, “bonsai”, “itchy knee san” & “sayonara”. I said “That’s a lot, how do you know so much?” He told me that he had once had a Japanese girlfriend years ago. I hadn’t known that and wanted to know more but he seemed engrossed in marvelling at the reclining Buddha and how it was constructed. The reclining Buddha was made inside a hall with pillars supporting the roof, so that makes it difficult to get a good vantage point to see it all. It has very large feet.
Written January 27, 2020
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Benfamily11
Los Angeles, CA120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Wat Poh is centrally located in Bangkok with easy access by BTS ( Bangkok Transit System) or Sky Train and MRT ( Metropolitan Rapid Transit)
The reclining gold Buddha is the largest in Thailand and attracts lots of local and foreign visitors. This room is too crowded to accommodate hundreds of people at one time scrambling to see or take photos. There are plenty of wall paintings and statues around the temple. This is where the traditional Thai massage school was originated, you can also see the statues of yoga poses.
Entrance fee for foreigners but free for Thais.
A must to visit and you may continue to nearby Wat Phra Kaew with Royal Palace ( most popular attraction)
Written January 3, 2020
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TheCount69
Rochdale, UK880 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
A visit to this set of temes and buddhas is a must.
There are so many buddhas here, I think over 250,many are the same but the star attraction is the massive reclining buddha.
Getting a good photo is hard because of the crowds and its size, along one side are some baskets and you can get a small bag of coins and drop one or two into the whole line of baskets i believe you make a wish as you do it.
Not sure of the cost as we were on a trip but you can pay at the entrance.
Please remember to dress respectfully for the place of worship.
Definitely a myst see on your trip
Written February 12, 2020
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BayAreaCruisers2019
San Jose, CA23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The Reclining Buddha is the star attraction here and well worth spending extra time admiring it - being indoors is a big plus during the typical hot day. But make sure to explore the rest of the Wat Pho complex. The crowds are thinner and there is so much to see. We made the mistake of coming in the afternoon after having visited the Grand Palace - it's fine if you just want the highlights, but we were too hot and tired to truly enjoy and explore this place.
Written March 1, 2020
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Jkj1078
Alpha, NJ154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
The Recling Buddha is not something you’ll want to miss while visiting Bangkok. It’s truly a sight to see. The magnificence of its size and materials is jaw dropping. I was lucky enough to be there at a time where tourism was quiet, but I imagine it gets crowded.
Written March 22, 2020
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Guy T
London, UK700 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Wat Pho

Do not underestimate the size of this place there’s loads to wander around and see. Everyone obviously goes for the reclining Buddha which is as impressive as everyone talks about.

With your ticket you get a free bottle of water and there you can also get traditional Thai massages on site for a really reasonable price.

Recommend and hour or two in the site as the architecture really is stunning. Make sure you include this in your Bangkok itinerary.
Written February 26, 2020
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473Sherri
New York21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The temple grounds are beautiful, they give you a free water when you get in as well. The oversized Buddha is breathtaking! The fun part is trying to find the perfect angle to get the whole statue - i recommend the bottom, by his feet!
Definitely walk around and explore the whole temple though, it's breathtaking. Be sure to take off your shoes when walking into the actual temples and women should not touch the monks as a sign of respect!
Written March 12, 2020
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peacefortheworld
50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Walking around the city is a must to visit even if the price isn't so cheap (200bath) to be a temple and comparate with the others ones that are around 50 bath. But I also think that it must to be visited.
The giant buddah is impressive and the sensation to be in front of him it feels like be smaller than we think. Around it, in the temple, you also can enjoy a peaceful walking and see how Budism is deep inside the culture and I felt great. See it and let that the peace and the love from the word pick you up in an other dimension.
Written January 6, 2020
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