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Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

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Address: 2 Sanamchai Road. | Grand Palace, Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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One of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok features the famous...

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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Private Tour: Bangkok Temples Including Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho

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Nice temple

The Reclining Buddha is huge and quite impressive. It is a nice temple to walk around. Small bottle of free drinking water is provided.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The Reclining Buddha is huge and quite impressive. It is a nice temple to walk around. Small bottle of free drinking water is provided.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was such a beautiful place, beautiful Buddhas however ladies don't forget a shawl or t shirt as shoulders must be covered Felt a bit commercial now with people taking your photo for badges etc Market as you walk in for cheap souvenirs Don't pay top dollar for a tour we caught a tuk tuk which was really cheap and just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Huge statue of the Buddha in a resting pose. The tickets are priced at 100thb with a bottle of water complimentary.

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If this is your first experience in a temple, it is quite nice. But very very very busy, so be prepared to deal with crowds.

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Helps to understand the greatness of this regional history and to spent good times with couples and friends.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It has to be one of the top places to visit when in Bangkok. Best done with a local tourist guide as there is a lot to see and the guide can provide a lot of information relevant to the history of the location. Walking is extensive as the site is large and there are many visitors which can delay... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This temple is one of the nicest in Bangkok, not only because of the Buddha itself but also the temples around it, and the great message center on-site!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Superb trip and excellent vacation. Reclining Buddha temple we always visit. There is a lot of satisfaction in visiting the temple

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visit this Temple at the same time as you use the river boat to The Grand Palace that way you take in three must see activities in the one trip you can take the boat too the Grand Temple first then on the way back hop off, at the pier for the reclining Buddha give yourself plenty of time to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth a visit. But, think how you can get a good view of it. The iPhone camera is probably best, as he is so large and long, that it is difficult to get a good shot. Hint: go to the foot end, outside the Temple and shoot through the mesh of the window. it gives a nice effect. The... More 

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While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok, it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.
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