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“A lot of CON ARTISTS around the temple!”

Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
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Private Tour: Bangkok Temples Including Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho
Ranked #1 of 552 things to do in Bangkok
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
London, United Kingdom
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“A lot of CON ARTISTS around the temple!”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

A temple definately worth checking out! I would strongly reccomend not to trust any one (especially local looking type of people) outside of the grand palace and reclining budda temple as many of them try to talk you out of going to the temple by saying it is closed or the monks are sleeping. They ask you to go with them to see other attractions near by in which they try to make more money out of you. Don't be a victim! We were told by around 5 different men and because of the research we had already done, we didnt fall for it. Amazing artefacts in the temple. Unforgettable experience.

Visited April 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“A visual delight”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

The most beautiful part about the place were its surroundings. The colours of the different structures within the temple complex are amazing. The entry fee is 100 bhat. They are extremely particular about dress codes, so please abide by them. The Buddha itself is majestic, a must see when in Bangkok. Once you finish seeing the place and want to head to your next destination make sure you walk a little before taking a tuk tuk or a cab. These guys waiting outside will take you for a ride (not only literally).

Visited April 2013
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Vientiane, Laos
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“visit early and beat the crowds”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

I love coming here early in the morning (before the temple with the Buddha statue is even open) and wandering around the stupas in peace and quiet. The rest of the temple area is really worth seeing so make sure you leave time to explore before or after seeing the Reclining Buddha. Its possible to take a local bus here from the Siam shopping area or arrive by boat from Khao San, which is also within walking distance. The massages are also worth the extra baht, and coming earlier means you don't have to queue.

Visited March 2013
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York, United Kingdom
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“The TEMPLE of all TEMPLES.”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Definitely worth the 100 Baht. This place is HUGE, so please leave yourself at least a few hours to wander. There is a crowd of people there, but if you get there early enough its not too bad. Its not just the one Reclining Buddha that you get to see, but many more.
Some of our friends have also said that the Thai Massage at this temple is the BEST, because this is the place where Thai Massage is trained to the best of the best.
We would definitely recommend this temple to everyone.

Visited April 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Massage!”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Buddha was stunning, be sure to visit the massage centre for a traditional Thai massage, really enjoyable and authentic! Surroundings were gorgeous, lots of lovely pictures for the wall at home:)

Visited June 2012
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