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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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2 Sanamchai Road. | Grand Palace, Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
+66 2 226 0335
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 October 2007

What po is right behind the Grand palace but you have to walk to it from the outside so exit Grand palace and walk either left or right and you will reach What po's entrance (you will meet many local guys on the way offering...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2014 via mobile

Tourist pls beware of scammers there at wat pho! Went there with my gf by taxi. Once arrived at the area outside of the reclining Buddha, we were approached by a local claiming that the place is close for a few hours for rituals. Then...More

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Reviewed today

A marvellous reclining Buddha. This was set in an amazing area plenty of seats to take a rest and a bit of shade from the heat of the day, well worth going to see.

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Reviewed today

Visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Was Pho). Buddha is very large, very long and the bottom of it's feet are decorated in wonderful patterns.

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Reviewed today via mobile

Sister and I came her to see the temples. The Reclining Buddha itself was spectacular and the surrounding temples were absolutely beautiful. Definately recommend seeing this place.

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Reviewed today via mobile

The temples are absolutely lovely to go and look at but at a point of the day in the extreme heat you sort of get to the point where there’s only so many golden Buddha you can look at absolutely would say it’s interesting if...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very interesting visit.it was full of tourists yet i didnt mind. Good pictures. Glorious! The gold carvings. The workmanship. The staff is welcoming and smiling

Thank 882ofera
Reviewed yesterday

Well, a lot of tourists which is very normal. it is the most famous in bangkok and it is amazing to be near a so huge buddha. Not so easy to take nice pics but in total we enjoyed the moment there

Thank ghorbelma
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a magical place and the grandeur of the Buddha I was told to visit the reclining Buddha, wat Arun and the grand palace.... That was the best suggestion on how to spend a weekend in Bangkok This trip also gives you a chance...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A calming temple to visit. Surreal surroundings. Take time out from the fast paced lifestyle and visit the Reclining Buddha

Thank Sam8738Sam
Reviewed yesterday

This is truly an amazing sight to behold and a cultural treasure of Bangkok. I would definitely visit again on my next trip!

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent & easy to get to, this is a real THAI excellent experience even if you’re not following the teachings of Buddha

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their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most
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31 October 2018|
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Response from matthewt050 | Reviewed this property |
Walk east from hotel to Sukhumvit station. MRT or subway. Get train to Hua Lampang , end of the line. From there you can either walk through Chinatown to get to temple / grand palace area or get a taxi. Meter taxi. Grab app... More
29 October 2018|
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Response from Bob-Amy S | Reviewed this property |
First off Buddhism is not a religion of Idology, these are simply symbols that allow followers to reflect on the life of Buddha. The temples only requirement is that you remove your shoes and any hats, and women must cover... More
23 October 2018|
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Response from martinmolloy72 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Our guide referred to it as Temple Uniform. Shoulders and knees must be covered. No hats or sunglasses once inside the temples and before entering a temple you must take of your shoes. Women with a top on that is... More