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“Always Impressive”

Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
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Private Tour: Bangkok Temples Including Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho
Ranked #1 of 571 things to do in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 7 July 2015

It's my second time to visit this phenomenal Buddhist attraction and yet again, I found myself in awe of it. Located adjacent to the Grand Palace, the Reclining Buddha has been drawing thousands, if not millions, of visitors for many years and when you stand before the massive 46-meter long reclining buddha sculpture, it's not so difficult to understand why. Wat Pho (the Temple of the Reclining Buddha) is located behind the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and considered one of the largest temple complexes in the city. It is a definite must-visit for both first-time visitors and Bangkok travel veterans. There is a fee of 100Bht to enter the complex and you get a small bottle of water for free. Don't worry if you are wearing sleeveless tops or shorts for they will provide you with a robe to cover yourself up before entering the temple. This place is so popular that there's always a ton of tourists roaming around at almost any given time of the day. So if you don't particularly relish the thought of snaking your way through crowds in the debilitating Bangkok afternoon heat, try to come in the morning, just as the temple opens. When there, don't content yourself with just taking photos of the reclining buddha. Instead, spend some time exploring the temple complex as there are plenty of beautiful things to see and admire around there. Word of caution, if you are fond of taking taxis, flagging one in this area will cost you a few more extra Baht for taxis here normally don't go for meter charges, but will instead charge you a fixed rate to your destination.

Thank mrsvickyaltaie
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

First and foremost its mostly not covered in city tour so kindly ask your travel agent to include it. Entry ticket is 100 Bhat for one person. Its near palace and takes time to reach from Sukhomvit area.

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Reviewed 7 July 2015

I made the circuit of wats and sights while in Bangkok. Bangkok is not my favorite city, but the sights were an enjoyable way to spend a weekend. This wat in particular was memorable. Yes, the statue is huge and everyone slowly walks the length of it, but it was amazing to try and take in the sheer scope of the project.

Thank JohnBlechl
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

This was one of favourite temples. It is very impressive, far more impressive than any photographs we had seen. The sheer size and the fact that it's in a relatively confined space made it difficult to the see it as a whole but it was one of our favourite Buddha depictions.

Thank Alexia Z
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Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Wat Pho as they called it is one of the most sacred temple in Thailand.

The Reclining Buddha is huge laying down in serenity.

Thank francisxavierchung
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