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“impressive but little else”

Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
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US$46.70*
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Half-Day Bangkok Highlights by Tuk-Tuk
Ranked #1 of 537 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.
Telford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“impressive but little else”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

The size of the reclining buddha is impressive in iteslf but there is little else in this Wat to make your visit memorable. Worth visiting in passing but don't plan on spending any more than half an hour here. Due to the size of the buddha itself I was unable to get a full length photo so cannot attach.

Visited March 2012
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“Wow”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

Well worth seeing my 13 year old sayed he felt the place was very special so that is saying something..
Pictures don't do the size of it justice.

Visited March 2012
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“Fascinating sight”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

What a curiosity. My daughter loved covering her arms in gold leaf for luck.

Visited August 2011
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“Must see temple, but not only for the reclining Buddha!”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

Actually, it is a must go in Bangkok!
Yet if the reclining Buddha is impressive, the rest of the temple (this is a complete complex), is even more -in my point of view- interresting.
Take time to really stop and look at details here and there as the ancient Thai art is really in details.

Visited March 2012
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Naples, Florida
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“Outstanding tour and value”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

Amazing tour, well worth the money. Allow picture taking. Want my wife to see when she gets here.

Visited March 2012
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