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Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

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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.
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:30
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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2 Sanamchai Road. | Grand Palace, Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Phra Nakhon
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Reviewed today

Though the real draw of the temple is the large reclining buddha, the rest of the Wat is very interesting also. I especially enjoyed the room with the wall to wall buddha statues. you can really take your time and look at each stature instead...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marion4travel
Reviewed today via mobile

We got there late so the visit was short. But wow what a sight. Really glad we’d made the effort. Very accessible from the water taxi. Amazing temple with other areas of interest on the ‘complex’. Definitely a must do if you’re in Bangkok

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 800Wendy
Reviewed today

This has to be the largest Buddha in existence. They had to build the building around it after the Buddha was finished. A short stop here is worth the time.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NewYork10022
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Although we took our ship excursion to see the Grand Temple this was a more amazing experience, probably helped by it being less busy and so able to appreciate the beauty of the reclining Buddha

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AndyP1998
Reviewed today via mobile

It’s a beautiful reclining Buddha with made from details, below the feet decorated with mother of pearls. Just a fantastic place

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nishchay
Reviewed today

A reclining Buddha so the view is different to others. even the soles of his feet are intricately decorated.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Sheila F
Reviewed today via mobile

This is a must see experience if you are in Bangkok. It was not only interesting to see the temple but also to watch the local people experience it in their way.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Arumlillies
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Although the temple is closed in the evening it is so quiet and peaceful in the evening, hardly anyone there plus it’s free and still lots to see without having to fight through the crowds.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lellyanne
Reviewed today

One of the most breathtaking places you can visit. Beautiful will be an understatement for this temple. Can easily be visited by taking a boat to the nearest pier.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank curiokat
Reviewed yesterday

Super impressive when encountering the reclining Buddha! It's even bigger than I had imagined! You can also do fortune telling there.

Date of experience: December 2018
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468JasonW
8 January 2019|
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Response from Nijntje_Amilie | Reviewed this property |
Normally for local, entry is free. Entry fee is for foreigners. But sometimes local also have to pay, so just look for the higher fee as hints for foreigners. Temple entrance fees vary from place to place. In average... More
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30 December 2018|
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Response from conniebearzi | Reviewed this property |
Hello I was located very close to the central pier, SATHURN so I took a boat for only 20 bat and the pier closest to What Po is number 8. Puertos y rutas de barco​ del río de Bangkok ​El río puede ser el sitio perfecto... More
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