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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
Phra Nakhon
+66 2 226 0335
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was the very first Temple that ve‘ve seen in South East Asia - and since that time I felt in love with her...The feeling of another Universe. Absolutely must-see place!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Irenke
Reviewed yesterday

Very unique and a great experience a must see. It was confusing though on where and how to exit but it was during Cny so very busy

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lejardineden
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We hired a tour guide (one just for us) and I’m glad we did - it’s mind blowing. The extra money for a guide is worth it - they all help you get the best photos and navigate the crowds - you have to see...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 570naomir
Reviewed yesterday

There really are no words to describe a reclining Buddha that is 150 feet long. It’s hard to get the full view due to crowds and the massive size, but definitely worth a visit. The grounds are massive. Picture opportunities everywhere. As expected, quite crowded...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank pdrey
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The visit of the temple in itself is great. Please find hereafter our story. I hope it will allow other tourists avoiding getting scammed. 1- Arriving in Bangkok we decided to visit Wat Pho. Near the temple a sympathetic guy tells us that it is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Valdu92
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited this famous attraction which was nice but very limited once you see the Buddha so would suggest coupling with the Grand Place which only about a 10 to 15 min walk away. I also suggest coming here first then the place as you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Stormy-Norm
Reviewed yesterday

Well worth a visit, not as busy as the Grand Palace. Try and get there before midday as it does seem to get very busy around then

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank FussyWales
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to go when in Thailand. That have the big reclining Buddha but also lots of other fantastic things to look at! Be weary if people on he street saying it’s closed! Because those are hustlers trying to get you into shops! Also women:...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank thepolishfoodie
Reviewed yesterday

Wat Pho r Reclining buddha image temple is located next to the Grand Palace in Bangkok. After visit the grand palace would recommend to walk or take Tuk tuk to this temple. It used to be the first massage school in Thailand.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Numsudsud
Reviewed yesterday

This was an amazing temple to visit just 10 minutes away form the grand palace. I cannot recommend enough to get an english tour guide - and see if you can ask for Duang. Amazing experience and I learnt so much on my private tour...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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9 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
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
31 October 2018|
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Response from madamshalet | Reviewed this property |
We used Grab which is just like Uber.