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Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

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Banglamphu
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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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At this time, it's being renovated. But the temple is it located in is absolutely gorgeous, but then again, every temple in Thailand holds beauty.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

At this time, it's being renovated. But the temple is it located in is absolutely gorgeous, but then again, every temple in Thailand holds beauty.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a long held ambition so I loved it.I did not find the queues too long and enjoyed the tranquility of the whole temple.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Perfect place in Bangkok. Beautiful sculptures and the laying Buddha. Very nice and impressive. Hint: get some small change and distribute to the small donation bowls on the backside of the Buddha. Hint 2: get a masssge in the royal massage training school. Very relaxing at very small money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really superb temple, It boasts the largest and oldest wat in Bangkok. Worth a visit just to admire the Reclining Buddha.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is very beautiful and great example of art & culture which showing great heritage of Thailand. I think this beautiful place for traveler but needs to take fees for this it should free for all traveler.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

excellect experience. its a marvel to just sit and watch this spectacular buddha statues. If you have never seen any statues before you will be amazed

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really beautiful and big area of temples, it didn't cost much to get in and it's not as overcrowded as The Grand Palace. I wondered around for an hour or so, took pictures and got free drinking water.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The temple and the garden is amazing. Architecture, shapes, colours and ornamnets are breathtaking. The Reclining Buddha is spectacular. It is a must-to-see while beeing in Bangkok.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We only had 36 hours in Bangkok but were so pleased that we found time to visit the Buddha. It's a bit out of the way, so we took a taxi ride there. We showed the driver a map with the Buddha clearly marked on it and he nodded. When he dropped us off, we realized it was the Emerald... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are numerous buddhas throughout the Wat Pho. We even were there when the Monks came and started to chant. Great experience for the family.

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Banglamphu
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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