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Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

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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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2 Sanamchai Road. | Grand Palace, Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
+66 2 226 0335
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 October 2007

What po is right behind the Grand palace but you have to walk to it from the outside so exit Grand palace and walk either left or right and you will reach What po's entrance (you will meet many local guys on the way offering...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2014 via mobile

Tourist pls beware of scammers there at wat pho! Went there with my gf by taxi. Once arrived at the area outside of the reclining Buddha, we were approached by a local claiming that the place is close for a few hours for rituals. Then...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

Excellent & easy to get to, this is a real THAI excellent experience even if you’re not following the teachings of Buddha

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Reviewed today via mobile

Myself and my partner visited this temple on October. We found this temple more quieter than others but a lot more enjoyable and interesting. Entrance was only 100baht compared to others that were a lot more expensive. Good location and easy to get too.

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Reviewed today via mobile

I have been here before and love coming to see the beautiful Buddha. However as much as it is a must see it is incredibly busy and full of tourists trying to get the perfect Buddha selfie.

Thank Alexandriad
Reviewed today

This was a highlight on my trip and the whole area is so wonderful. Come here with a tuk tuk and plan a hour or more. Dont miss to do the ceremony with the money at the end of the walk around in the temple....More

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Reviewed today via mobile

It is a must see temple for every first time bangkok visitor. During our visit it was calm and peacful. We loved it.

Thank Brano2013
Reviewed today

Visiting Wat Pho, the reclining Buddha, is a peaceful experience despite the crowds, smells, and distractions. Every temple can help you find a way to relax or for the very tense, get a thai massage from the students learning how to help you release stress....More

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Reviewed yesterday

A world heritage Buddhist temple. Not just a huge reclining Buddha but many other things. It is considered to be the first university in Thailand.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've visited at least a dozen times bringing family and friends. Each time is just as amazing as the last. It will be very crowded on weekends and high season. If you can take your time to really walk around. TIP: Your admission ticket comes...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wat Pho is one of the top destination when you visited the Grand Palace. The temple situated right at the back of the GrandPalace’s wall. The gigantic golden reclining Buddha is the high light of the temple and you can try a real tradition Thai...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic temple, peaceful beautiful with lots to see and do. So picturesc and humbling. The wrecking Buddha is unbelievable.

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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
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31 October 2018|
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Response from matthewt050 | Reviewed this property |
Walk east from hotel to Sukhumvit station. MRT or subway. Get train to Hua Lampang , end of the line. From there you can either walk through Chinatown to get to temple / grand palace area or get a taxi. Meter taxi. Grab app... More
29 October 2018|
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Response from Bob-Amy S | Reviewed this property |
First off Buddhism is not a religion of Idology, these are simply symbols that allow followers to reflect on the life of Buddha. The temples only requirement is that you remove your shoes and any hats, and women must cover... More
23 October 2018|
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Response from martinmolloy72 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Our guide referred to it as Temple Uniform. Shoulders and knees must be covered. No hats or sunglasses once inside the temples and before entering a temple you must take of your shoes. Women with a top on that is... More