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“Impressive statue”

Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
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Private Tour: Bangkok Temples Including Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho
Ranked #1 of 587 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.
Reviewed 16 May 2014

I knew it was supposed to be big, but when I walked in and saw the statue, I was impressed. It's "very" big. This is pretty much all there is to this place though. As of May 2014 it is 100 baht to get in. You can exchange your ticket for a bottle of water inside.

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Reviewed 16 May 2014

My girlfriend and I were amazed at the impressiveness of the 90 meter reclining Buddha. The entire room was beautifully decorated and you constantly had impressive views of the sculpture because there were much fewer tourists than expected. Even though Wat Pho is right beside The Grande Palace, you avoid the most of the noisy crowds. The grounds around the temple are tranquil and pleasant. There are plenty of impressive sculptures and mosaics that make for great pictures.
Costing less than 100 Baht, I would definitely recommend this temple to anybody travelling in the area. I personally enjoyed it more than The Grande Palace.

Thank Taylor K
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

We were pleasantly surprised to find how well organised the Temple was --no long queues for tickets, no pushing and shoving inside. The Buddha itself is absolutely breathtaking --beautifully preserved, easily accessible and enough time and space even on a busy Sunday to take lots of pictures with good angles.

Beware, though of the souvenir shops inside --most of the stuff is majorly overpriced and requires great haggling skills!

The rest of the temple complex along with some of the other smaller temples, is also similarly clean and well laid out.

All in all, a good experience, well worth your while.

Thank soulspace
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

We did this as part of an organised half day temple tour - the others being the Golden Buddha and the marble temple. Of the three this was definitely the most impressive temple. Yes, one is in awe of the size of the buddha, but please spend time to observe the detail of the small things, like the mother of pearl inlays, the mosaic work ... Also the tile work of the pagodas. Magnificent!

Thank brutalbrat
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

The main attraction of this temple is The Reclining Buddha statue. Not many interesting objects to find here.
Don't forget to exchange your ticket for free mineral water.

Thank Chicko S
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