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Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

2 Sanamchai Road. | Grand Palace, Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
+66 2 226 0335
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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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2 Sanamchai Road. | Grand Palace, Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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We found this temple the best one in Bangkok and I am not talking about the Reclining Buddha monument alone but the whole complex. It's a really peaceful place to visit and spend some time. Also, it's not as crowded as The Grand Palace.

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Reviewed yesterday

For the entrance you have to pay 100 baht/person. The reclining Buddha is in the building near the ticket booth. You have to take off your shoes to get inside, they provide some kind of plastic bag to bring your shoes with you so you...More

Thank Raja Joko M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the most impressive Buddhist Temples I have visited in Asia. The main attraction is, of course, the Reclining Buddha, however there are other temples within the complex worth exploring too. Be careful of Tuk Tuk drivers waiting outside, they will try to rip...More

Thank Jack S
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Very beautiful. Definitely worth a visit. Not too crowded when we went. The reclining Buddha itself is stunning. The building RB is housed in is also just beautiful.

Thank GobFunke
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Reviewed yesterday

It was crowded and busy. I think because this is kinda the first temple you see (and will go) when you got to the pier. Like again, i always forgot to wear long pants (i know, i know, mum always remind me this), so they...More

Thank Emma A
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Reviewed yesterday

Took the BTS to Saphan Taksin to take the ferry to Wat Pho. most of the information on the travel guides say you get off at Tha Tian stop. Actually the stop is for Wat Arun and then you take another ferry to Tha Tian....More

Thank Twins12
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Reviewed yesterday

What a stunning representation of Buddha.....Can't wait to come back with the wife... The people are so nice here.

Thank TravelingKnome
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Reviewed yesterday

Interesting temple, particularly the statues of the massage school. Definitely worth going with a guide to get the most out of it. Remember to cover your legs and shoulders.

Thank rebeccaewart
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nothing prepared me for the grandeur of Wat Pho. I anticipated a massive Buddha statue lying down and little else, but scarcely imagined what the experience would be like in person. It's size and scope is breathtaking and I found myself mesmerized by the ornate...More

Thank jmguerra591
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Go early before the tour buses show up. First head for the reclining Buhda then take your time walking around before stop by and treat your self to the massage at the massage school. Dress appropriately for the Wat, enjoy the peaceful visit.

Thank Fasu8306
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elaine m
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Response from Gaurs123 | Reviewed this property |
First of all, have a wonderful trip. Yes u can visit both on the same day. Start early. You can buy the tickets there. We hired the guide we found there. His name was TONY and he was good. He managed the tickets for... More
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Response from scrapally | Reviewed this property |
While the grounds are somewhat wheelchair friendly, the temples themselves are not. All temples are entered by stepping over a threshold and it is poor etiquette to step on the threshold. So even if one could get up to the... More
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Hi, we stayed at Eastin Makkasan hotel close to MBK shopping centre. I have a number for the cab driver we used for our daily tours, he was such a nice person and really helpful, Leo +66 94 259 0075 , you can whatsapp call... More
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