Wat Phra Chetuphon
Wat Phra Chetuphon
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksReligious Sites
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Admission tickets
from S$28.95
All you need to step foot in the door.
What is Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best?
This award is our highest recognition and is presented annually to those businesses that are the Best of the Best on Tripadvisor, those that earn excellent reviews from travellers and are ranked in the top 1% of properties worldwide.
Plan your visit
See what travellers are saying
  • Iman Ikhwan
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5 contributions
    Affordable and worth it
    It is great to see the reclining Buddha with your own eyes. The compound consist of several other attractions that you can view and it will take some time for you to properly touring all the attractions inside. Please plan ahead. The price is affordable for the number of attractions you can view. There is a souvenir shops inside, toilet, free drinking water station. I would visit again in the future
    Visited February 2023
    Written 23 February 2023
  • Eddy Michael R
    7 contributions
    It's an extensive complex with amazing architecture and statues
    On a steamy February morning, I wandered the property while friends received a massage at the Traditional Thai Medical School. Don't miss the 150-foot-tall reclining Buddha. It's a huge compound with incredible monuments and architecture.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 28 February 2023
  • Liz I
    Reading, United Kingdom30 contributions
    Golden Buddha tour followed by massage
    Amazing temple with so much to see. You can get a bus here for around 20 bhat, but you need the avoid the rush hour! We took a 48 bus. Entrance is 200bhat - cash only, there are several entrances and we didn’t see a queue at any of them. Make sure you are dressed appropriately- you need to cover your knees and shoulders so no shorts or vest tops. We would recommend taking a private temple guide, ours cost 500bhat for 30 mins and was well worth it. Plan to spend at least 2 hours here and then have an hour traditional Thai massage from the massage school in the grounds before you leave. An excellent day out and we returned to hotel relaxed from our massage..
    Visited March 2023
    Written 10 March 2023
  • babystepper
    Big Flats, New York332 contributions
    Giant Golden Buddha and Much More
    So many different buildings and courtyards to explore - plus the giant golden Buddha! Many different explanatory signs, easy to wander around and soak it in. The different styles of architecture and design on each building were particularly impressive! Also a great mix of tourists and worshippers/locals.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 March 2023
  • chris c
    Oldham, United Kingdom190 contributions
    A lot more to do here than just the Buddha
    It's true what they say The Buddha is huge! and a must see. the temple and surrounding areas though are also well worth investigating lots more to see and do, we ran out of time so will be on our list to go back.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 April 2023
  • jwhartmann
    Zoetermeer, The Netherlands343 contributions
    Temple of the Reclining Buddha
    Wat Pho, also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, is one of the largest and oldest temples in Bangkok. The temple is home to a massive statue of the Buddha in a reclining position, measuring 46 meters in length and covered in gold leaf. Aside from the impressive statue, Wat Pho is also known for its stunning architecture and intricate details. The temple complex includes several other buildings, courtyards, and gardens, all adorned with ornate carvings, colorful tiles, and intricate murals. The temple is a must-visit attraction for anyone interested in Thai culture and history.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 April 2023
  • luv4phood
    Marietta, Georgia835 contributions
    Giant Reclining Buddha
    This is one of those sights that one needs to visit to appreciate. On the surface, it sounds like another tourist sight. However, the sheer size of the reclining buddha is impressive. Remember, leave your shoes outside and always cover your shoulders and knees. Also, take time to tour the rest of the grounds of the temple.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 2 April 2023
  • cart159
    York, United Kingdom20 contributions
    Reclining Buddha
    We visited this site independently and were met with signs ‘Foreigners’ throughout, with arrows. There was a long queue for admission with one person serving and people jumping the queue. It was cash only and at 200 Bahts each I thought a bit steep. We walked round the site in the stifling heat, ducking and diving in the shade. We had to remove our shoes to go in the hall where the huge reclining Buddha was displayed, helping ourselves to a cloth bag to carry your shoes whilst in the hall. We walked through the hall slowly, in a queue almost with plenty of opportunities to take photos. The Buddha is huge! We then walked through the grounds taking more photos of the sites and left. Not too many signs around to explain what is what.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 10 April 2023
  • tofazzol
    Sydney, Australia5 contributions
    The ideal place to visit
    The temple grounds are filled with sacred bells, colorful murals, and bronze sculptures that make it a truly breathtaking sight. The walls are intricately decorated with detailed carvings and colorful designs that are sure to take your breath away. The interior of the temple is just as impressive, with a large Buddha statue surrounded by various shrines and artifacts. The atmosphere is peaceful and calming, making it the perfect place to spend a few hours in contemplation. The temple is also home to a number of educational exhibits and guided tours, giving visitors an opportunity to learn more about the history and culture of Thailand.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 May 2023
  • Keith Bryant
    New York City, New York1 contribution
    Unforgettable Wat Phra Chetuphon Tour with AbsoluteAsiaTours A Remarkable Experience with Guide Ann
    Very enjoyable Wat Phra Chetuphon tour with AbsoluteAsiaTours.Com! Our guide, Ann, made the experience truly remarkable. Her extensive knowledge of the temple's history and architecture was impressive, and she effortlessly conveyed her passion for the site. Ann's friendly and engaging personality added an extra layer of enjoyment to the tour. She ensured that we didn't miss any significant highlights and patiently answered all our questions. The tour was well-organized, allowing us to explore the temple at a comfortable pace. I highly recommend AbsoluteAsiaTours.Com and Ann as a guide for an unforgettable and enlightening visit to Wat Phra Chetuphon.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 10 May 2023
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
51,226 reviews
Excellent
32,086
Very good
15,786
Average
3,025
Poor
228
Terrible
101

N J
Woodstock, Canada152 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
Beautiful and thoroughly Thai experience. Loved every minute in this blazing hot temple. Staff and other tourists were so nice and friendly. Really beautiful place in every way.
Written 19 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ademu
Burbank, CA2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Beyond the visual feast, Wat Phra Chetuphon exuded a profound sense of spirituality. The calm reverence of monks chanting prayers, the gentle clinking of prayer bells, and the scent of incense filled the air with serenity. We found ourselves drawn to the various sacred relics, each radiating a whisper of ancient power and devotion.
This wasn't just a sightseeing experience; it was a journey into the heart of Thai culture and tradition. Wat Phra Chetuphon's grandeur left a lasting impression, reminding us of the beauty and depth of Buddhist beliefs. Whether you're a history buff, an art enthusiast, or simply seeking a glimpse into the soul of Thailand, this temple is a must-visit.
Written 19 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

HMKaren
Los Angeles, CA895 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Words can't cut it for this one. Wat Phra Chetuphon (The Temple of the Reclining Buddha) is magnificent. Absolutely gorgeous. Ever tiny lovely detail comes together with others to make huge spectacular details. The place is astounding.

The temple is not far south of the Grand Palace. It's $6 to get in---CASH ONLY---and you get a bottle of water. As with all the other temples, respectful dress is required---so not tank tops, etc. I carried a scarf in my bag for whenever I needed to cover my hair. WPC doesn't have a whole lot of shade, so if it's hot, pace yourself. When we entered the Reclining Buddha's temple is started to pour down rain outside----dozens and dozens of us sheltered with him until it let up. Buddha is breathtaking---he's 150 feet long, and even the bottoms of his feet are gorgeous. Another benefit of this temple complex is cute stray kitties. We got to pet a few. Take your time here, we spent about 90 minutes. If our schedule in Bangkok hadn't been so packed I think we would have gone back a second time. Wow.
Written 11 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

PlatinumForeverDUS
Shanghai, China2,496 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Definitely a must see if you visit Bangkok - lovely and well maintained temple structures - hundreds of new views and insights
Written 11 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Helmut S
Bangkok, Thailand1,825 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
During 4 decades I have visited Wat Pho several times, the previous visit was in 2005, usually I combined the visit to Wat Arun and Wat Pho but when we arrived by express boat (16 baht) at Wat Arun and saw the thronging tourist mass we gave Wat Arun a miss and took the ferry to cross the river. At Wat Pho, entrance fee for foreigners 300 Baht, there were many tourists too but except for the very impressive Reclining Buddha and the prayer hall there was no big gathering of sightseers. Wat Pho is area-wise the largest temple thus the crowds disperse.

Since my previous visit there were some changes, when I wanted to show my friends the big penis which on the legend of the display maps is named Kuey (penis in Thai) but cannot be found anywhere on the map, it had been relocated and was put on a higher ground so that it is difficult to be reached by women who in the past went there and prayed that their wish for a child would be fulfilled. I don’t know who was instrumental for the relocation and partial hiding of it, is it the present Zeitgeist or had prude tourists complained.

Wat Pho also is the most prestigious place to study Thai massage and traditional Thai medicine, and of course to get a massage.

Across the road of Wat Pho there are many small restaurants serving drinks and food at slightly inflated prices but the worst part is that taxis demand exorbitant fares and the tourist police tolerate this practice. By walking for less than 10 minutes to Sanam Chai underground MRT station you can give the taxi sharks a miss, definitely an excellent alternative as this station is one of the best decorated stations.
Written 4 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Gu L
Pittsburgh, PA10 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
This temple, in contrast to the bustling crowds at Wat Arun or The Grand Palace, offers a serene experience with plenty to explore. Personally, I found great enjoyment in my visit here.
The Reclining Buddha’s immense size makes it a challenge to capture the entire statue in a single photo. You can also spend 20 baht to get a cup of coins, and then putting coins into a queue of bowls.
The temple's layout is impressive, featuring four sets of towers positioned in different directions, each comprising four beautifully designed towers. Navigating through these architectural wonders is a visual treat.
Be prepared for a brief wait to enter the main prayer room as there is usually a queue outside. However, the experience inside is worth the wait.
To keep visitors hydrated, there's a convenient free water fountain on the premises. Overall, this temple provides a quieter yet enriching alternative, with its unique attractions and thoughtful amenities making it a delightful stop on your itinerary.
Written 1 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

James C
Burnaby, Canada1,865 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Famous tourist attraction. Should visit when in Bangkok. Lots of cute outdoor cats. Please dress appropriately. Not too much as it's hot, but cover the important areas out of respect.
Written 31 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

DMVEAL
Liskeard, UK839 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
My review is that whilst it’s very impressive you can’t get a good view due to the pillars around it and lots of people.but worth seeing.
Written 29 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Davidjellis
Lowestoft, UK8,809 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
Wat Pho (full name Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram Rajwaramahawihan) is one of the main tourist attractions in Bangkok. I visited as part of a cruise ship excursion and we spent around 45 minutes here, just enough time to admire the amazing Reclining Buddha but also time to check out the pretty grounds, temples and buddha statues in this large religious site close to the Grand Palace.

Like most religious sites, you will need to respect the dress code and you must remove footwear at the Reclining Buddha temple (you place them in bags and carry them with you and then after existing the temple the bags go into a recycling box for re-use). The Reclining Buddha is the most famous attraction and is the largest of its kind in Thailand at 46m long (over 150ft) and 15m high. It's really impressive.

We didn't have time to go in other temples but I was surprised just how big the site was and how many pretty temples and statues there were at Wat Pho. The grounds were very pretty. I can see why this place is popular, in my opinion it's a 'must do' attraction if visiting Bangkok.
Written 28 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Yann Renaud
Switzerland811 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
This was the first temple we visited during our trip to Thailand. The place is very big, takes at leat 2 hours to visit properly. The huge statue of a reclining Buddha is impressive and worth seeing.
Nit that the place is very famous, and therefor very crowded. Going there early in the morning is a partial solution to this issue.
Written 27 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 27,689
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Wat Phra Chetuphon, Bangkok

Frequently Asked Questions about Wat Phra Chetuphon

Wat Phra Chetuphon admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost S$28.25, while a popular guided tour starts around S$16.14 per person.


Restaurants near Wat Phra Chetuphon: View all restaurants near Wat Phra Chetuphon on Tripadvisor