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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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The Buddha is awesome, and larger than I expected. I wish the building was larger to accommodate a better view from further back. I feel the up close and personal images are very... read more

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NewEngland
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The Buddha is awesome, and larger than I expected. I wish the building was larger to accommodate a better view from further back. I feel the up close and personal images are very good, but you can't get the entire scope of the size the way it is configured. I really enjoyed the pots for the coins on the backside... More 

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Went to several temples but thought this was the best. The reclining Buddha itself is stunning - the whole site is inviting and quieter then some others we visited.......

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Ithaca, New York
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We loved What Pho! Compared to the Grand Palace it is still stunning but the crowds were significantly less annoying. We were also there on a cloudy day so it wasn't nearly as hot. We were told that if you get to either the Grand Palace or Was Pho around 8:30-9am you shouldn't have to deal with big crowds, but... More 

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Wasn't sure what to expect- but I was blown away by the enormity of the Buddhas presence - felt like I was in the presence of ancient wisdom- a beautiful memory that I will always carry.

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We had originally planned to visit the Grand Palace, but due to an unscheduled closure of the palace housing the emerald Buddha, we decided to opt for this instead. And it was a great decision. The reclining Buddha is serene and regal, and the sheer size of it was unexpected. Unfortunately there was some rectification work being carried out on... More 

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Well worth the trip a fabulous day out. top tip: most temples ask you to remove your shoes and leave them outside take a bag with to keep yours in as there are hundreds of shoes and sometimes a walk back round the building barefoot to find them !

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Very crowded, very humid, but still magnificent. Although you can't immerse the beauty and peace due to a lot of peoples around, but you can see how Thai people really worship and value their faith.

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Amazing temple! Very big, lots to see. Not too expensive to get in. Would definitely recommend this one

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This place is definitely worth a visit and can be covered at the same time as the Grand Palace. Beautiful building and the Reclining Buddha is bigger than I imagined. There are also lovely grounds to wander and you get a free bottle of water with your 100baht entrance fee.

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We started this guided tour with a long-boat canal ride and ended up at this beautiful, serene place where the Reclining Buddha rests. An experience that all travellers should take part in and learn to appreciate the culture that Thailand is completely immersed in.

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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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