Wat Phra Chetuphon

Wat Phra Chetuphon, Bangkok

Wat Phra Chetuphon
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Admission tickets
from £18.90
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Neighbourhood: Riverside
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violetta j
12 contributions
We used to live in Bangkok and loved Thai massage. Locals and foreigners are able get Thai message training in Wat Pho
Oct 2020
The most famous temple in Bangkok. Known for it's beautiful architecture, well manicured grounds, and the gigantic reclining Buddha. Pay special attention to the bottoms of the reclining Buddha's feet, as they are covered in thousands of embedded mother of pearl.
Written 27 August 2021
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ThaiTrav.com
Bangkok, Thailand94 contributions
one of the three iconic temples in Bangkok, a must-see
Oct 2020
Wat Phra Chetuphon aka Wat Pho.

It’s famous for the giant Reclining Buddha and architecture style that quite different from other temples.

A strict dress code applies - Sleeveless shirts, torn shirts, very short blouses, spaghetti-strap blouses, see-through clothes, skin-tight pants, shorts three quarter length pants, and culottes are PROHIBITED.

The entree fee is 200 baht

I suggest the journey for 1-day trip should be:
The Grand Palace >> Tha Tian market >> Wat Pho >> Wat Arun (cross the river) >> Riverside restaurant (cross back for watching sunset view of Wat Arun) >> Khao San Road
Written 21 March 2021
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Venus_Court
Bangkok, Thailand4 contributions
Foreigners not welcome
Apr 2020
The Wat Pho complex responded to the Covid crisis by banning entry to all foreigners. This was despite there being any evidence that non-Thais presented a greater risk than Thais.
Written 19 February 2021
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MissL219
Essex, UK1,457 contributions
Reclining Buddha
Jan 2020 • Couples
The giant Buddha is the main attraction here and is such a fantastic sight. If you angle it correctly you can get a shot of the whole Buddha. It does get very crowded but on the whole not too bad.
You have to take your shoes off and put them in a bag when you enter and then carry them with you. You will also need to have your shoulders and knees covered before entering.
There is also an area where you can collect coins to drop into a long line of buckets. It's meant to symbolise the good deeds the Buddha had to complete.
Written 3 January 2021
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Alenj51
New Zealand25 contributions
Nice place great to see again
Sep 2020
The sleeping buddha is just one part of Wat Pho and other beautiful plac is Pagodas.
Many pagoda here. Nice place great to see again.
Written 7 September 2020
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Grace T
Manchester, UK128 contributions
Stunning
Jan 2020 • Couples
Like most of the temples we visited, the whole place is just stunning. Incredible colours and details everywhere you look.
Written 4 September 2020
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juSS
257 contributions
I guess a must see in Bangkok for the beauty!
Nov 2019 • Family
If you are in Bangkok, whether to take in the culture, history, architecture or even if you are just stopping en route to another part of Thailand the reclining Buddha is a sight worth seeing. The Buddha is huge and inside the main part of the temple where the Buddha is, the art on the walls is brilliant. Most people only see the large reclining Buddha but there is lot more detail and art to observe here, and around on the grounds.

Make sure to go around - just when you think the whole Buddha is golden you get to the end and see the feet of the Buddha with a lot of detail and patterns.

You are provided with bags outside. You must take off your shoes and put them in a bag and carry them with you (likely to avoid a pile of shoes all over the place and your shoes going missing amongst the large tourist crowds that tend to visit the site).
Written 23 August 2020
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Sanjana
2 contributions
Nice place
Aug 2020 • Solo
Nice place to visit while in Thailand and there arond many temples.
We enjoy alot and highly recommended this place.
Written 9 August 2020
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JayRae1
Glasgow, UK1,543 contributions
A 'must see' when visiting Bangkok
Jul 2020
Wat Phra Cetuphon, also know as Wat Pho, is a 'must see' for anyone visiting Bangkok. My wife and I visited as part of an "Introduction to Bangkok" Tour, operated by Exo Travel Thailand. We pre-booked this with our Travel Agent, Trailfinders, prior to leaving the UK and that was worth doing. Our guide picked us up at our hotel and took us around the city, using various modes of transport, and visiting all of the most important sightseeing places. His knowledge of every place visited was invaluable, and saved us having to stop regularly to read up on the history of each place.

Wat Phra is probably best known for the Reclining Buddha which, at 15 metres in height and 46 metres in length, is extremely impressive. Because of it's size, and the fact that is is enclosed inside the Viharn Phranorn Chapel, it is very difficult to get really good photos, but taking a camera with you is absolutely essential. In spite of it being, obviously, very busy, we were able to get great views of it as we walked all the way around.

Other parts of Wat Phra / Wat Pho, especially worth seeing, are Phra Chedi Rai, Phra Rabiang Cloisters, Sala Karn Parien, Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn, Phra Ubosot and Phra Mondop. This is why going with a knowledgeable guide is such an advantage, as the names and history of each part are explained to you, saving invaluable time if you wish to visit other popular sights on the same day.
Written 5 July 2020
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Neco2015
Caxias Do Sul, RS1,089 contributions
Too much people
Jun 2020
It’s nice and almost compulsory to visit, but it’s so crowded and crowds push you and difficult the visit and photos
Written 18 June 2020
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Wat Phra Chetuphon is open:
  • Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:30
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