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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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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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It has to be one of the top places to visit when in Bangkok. Best done with a local tourist guide as there is a lot to see and the guide can provide a lot of information relevant... read more

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Quezon City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It has to be one of the top places to visit when in Bangkok. Best done with a local tourist guide as there is a lot to see and the guide can provide a lot of information relevant to the history of the location. Walking is extensive as the site is large and there are many visitors which can delay... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This temple is one of the nicest in Bangkok, not only because of the Buddha itself but also the temples around it, and the great message center on-site!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Superb trip and excellent vacation. Reclining Buddha temple we always visit. There is a lot of satisfaction in visiting the temple

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visit this Temple at the same time as you use the river boat to The Grand Palace that way you take in three must see activities in the one trip you can take the boat too the Grand Temple first then on the way back hop off, at the pier for the reclining Buddha give yourself plenty of time to... More 

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Well worth a visit. But, think how you can get a good view of it. The iPhone camera is probably best, as he is so large and long, that it is difficult to get a good shot. Hint: go to the foot end, outside the Temple and shoot through the mesh of the window. it gives a nice effect. The... More 

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The most beautiful Buddha. It took my breath away. Not only is the Buddha stunning but the grounds are worth strolling thru and relaxing in. Ladies, no shorts or spaghetti straps. They will provide you with a coverup.

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It is one of the must visit temples in Bangkok. Wat Pho was completed in the 16th century and it is one of the most important religious sites in the country. Really nice visit. Watch out the dress code for both men and women.

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Great place to appreciate traditional Thai culture and architecture. Wonderful smaller Buddhas lining the temple area to look at and appreciate in different stances. The temple itself is clean, calm and organised so you can see the splendour of the reclining Buddha inside.

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Go early to avoid the crowds .It seems a tourist scam to tell you this and other tourist attractions are closed,! Be aware that takes the drivers and taxis all want you to go with them to see another free temple and waste your time . That said go to this and be prepared to queue and a must is... More 

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When visiting Bangkok ee came here with our guide Nina (yourthaiguide) and we were amazed by the beauty and size of it. Really nice place to visit but in the afternoon as it can get really hot during noon.

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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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