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
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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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Liz I
    Reading, United Kingdom30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 March 10, 2023
  • babystepper
    Big Flats, New York332 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 24, 2023
  • chris c
    Oldham, United Kingdom190 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 1, 2023
  • jwhartmann
    Zoetermeer, The Netherlands343 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 1, 2023
  • luv4phood
    Marietta, Georgia835 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 April 2, 2023
  • cart159
    York, United Kingdom22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 April 10, 2023
  • tofazzol
    Sydney, Australia5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 10, 2023
  • Keith Bryant
    New York City, New York1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Traveled on business
    Written May 10, 2023
  • Henry Tran
    Hanoi, Vietnam24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful temple
    A wonderful temple. Thailand's cultural heritage is as always fascinating and awe-inspiring. The territory of the temple is quite large, it will probably take about one and a half hours to appreciate all the sights. I liked the mosaic structures in the courtyard of the temple and the interior painting of the temples and the variety of statues the most. Well, of course, the statue of the reclining Buddha looks very cool, as well as the painting on his feet. The entrance ticket costs 200 baht, also with the entrance ticket you can get a free bottle of water from the machine.
    Visited June 2022
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 13, 2023
  • Qasim
    London, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-see in Bangkok Thailand
    If you're looking for a stunning display of ancient and traditional Thai architecture, Wat Phra Chetuphon in Bangkok is a must-see! This temple complex is home to a number of royal pavilions, ancient chedis, and golden spires that will make you feel like you're stepping back in time. The temple is also home to traditional Thai paintings and sculptures that are sure to take your breath away. You won't want to miss out on this amazing sight and the opportunity to experience the beauty and history of Thailand!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 20, 2023
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Mazhar
Dhaka City, Bangladesh2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The entrance fee of THB 300/person justifies the amazing scenes you get to see inside. The best part about the temple complex has to be the Reclining Buddha. Overall, it is fit to visit by solo travellers or with family & friends, make sure to dress modestly but comfortably as it can get really hot in Bangkok
Written March 1, 2024
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janesT9064XN
Kyoto Prefecture, Japan23 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Couples
Just wow - an incredible place to visit but go at 8am and it costs 300 each thai baht in cash. Make sure you cover up shoulders and legs
Written February 28, 2024
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N J
Woodstock, Canada152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 February 19, 2024
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Ademu
Burbank, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 February 19, 2024
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HMKaren
Los Angeles, CA895 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 February 11, 2024
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PlatinumForeverDUS
Shanghai, China2,499 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Definitely a must see if you visit Bangkok - lovely and well maintained temple structures - hundreds of new views and insights
Written February 11, 2024
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Helmut S
Bangkok, Thailand1,825 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 February 4, 2024
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Gu L
Pittsburgh, PA10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 February 1, 2024
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James C
Burnaby, Canada1,865 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 January 31, 2024
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DMVEAL
Liskeard, UK839 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 January 29, 2024
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Wat Phra Chetuphon admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₱1,178.05, while a popular guided tour starts around ₱673.17 per person.


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