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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: +66 2 226 0335
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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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A Must See Temple in BKK

You should already know that the Reclining Buddha is a must see in Bangkok, but the entire temple is a gorgeous example of how much value the Thai place in their temples. You will... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You should already know that the Reclining Buddha is a must see in Bangkok, but the entire temple is a gorgeous example of how much value the Thai place in their temples. You will be reminded to take your shoes off, so don't worry about that. Be respectful, take photos when it feels appropriate, and pray for prosperity.

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If you visit Bangkok you cannot miss the famous temples. One of this temples is Wat Pho which is placed right across the street at the South of the Grand Palace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be amazed at the size of the Buddha, a real wow! A short enjoyable walk from the Grand Palace/ Emerald Buddha complex. Do not be distracted by the 'helpers' who will tell you its closed and to go shopping instead of some other ploy to get you in a tuk-tuk. If you see this after the Palace adventure then you... More 

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A must do in Bangkok. Wat Pho was lovely to look around. unfortunately incredibly busy when we were there which made seeing everything difficult, lots of tourist selfies which delayed queues trying to go in to look at the reclining Buddha. a tip would be to go early

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Interesting and beautiful temple. The gold statue is really amazing. I had a Thai massage here too was good.

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Nice place to visit if you would like to see the whole temple. Just don't wear shorts or sleeveless at these type of temples or they will make you wear a wraparound or a sweatshirt. Respect the religion and culture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its worth going round these temples and the reclining Buddha is very big. There are monks wondering aound peacefully. Shoulder covering is needed.

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We booked our tour through buffalo tours and our guide was excellent and explained the Buddhist traditions and meanings of different items of cultural significance Make sure to dress modestly and respect the area

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Temple is amazing!! It's difficult to get a picture of the whole statue when it is too crowdy. Everything is well maintained. People drop some coins in small pots to offer their praying. It is a very relaxed environment.

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Not a good time to visit some of the temples during this period. Lots of maintenance work going on. The reclining buddha was pretty impressive..

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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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