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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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Phone Number: +66 2 226 0335
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Great place to visit but it was raining

The place was very impressive but to be honest we were Buddha's out. After seeing so many Buddha I think we had enough for one day. We use the morning to see the royal palace... read more

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place was very impressive but to be honest we were Buddha's out. After seeing so many Buddha I think we had enough for one day. We use the morning to see the royal palace, (Had some free food that were given to the people who came to pay their respect to the late king). Also went to Wat Pho... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Distance can be covered via jetty. The current of the river is very high. But when you will climb on a high speed boat, you will feel the actual enjoyment.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is a must-see when in Thailand. Such a peaceful place where you can see the reclining Buddha statue. Amazing temple architecture

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Bay Area, Ca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited at night with a midnight food tour! It was awesome. No people and great info. I recommend it. Very interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is amazing. The reclining Buddha is around 30 meters long. Some of the temples (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) require you to wear long pants, but here you can wear shorts. Lots of other smaller Buddhas on the grounds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another must see in Bangkok. We pais 400 Bhutan for a personal guide, which us a personal tour and the opportunity to ask questions and learn a lot more. There were a lot of Golden Bhuddas to see, and the reclining Bhudda was impressive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The main reclining buddhatemple is surrounded by other buddha temples. Campus is very large. The reclining buddha, I dont have words to describe it. its huge

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Went here on 29th November. Fantastic to view gorgeous coloured building with lots of character. They offer cover ups to go inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A short visit for about one hour to appreciate this temple. The locals have a lot of respect for this place of worship. And one feels the spiritual vibration of the place if you stand and watch the Budha for a moment or two.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You must see. Just WOW. Wonderful place. Required to visit if you are in Bangkok. Do not to be missed.Highly recommended

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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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