Wat Phra Chetuphon
Wat Phra Chetuphon
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksReligious Sites
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 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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  • 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 May 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
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 May 2023
  • Qasim
    London, United Kingdom11 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 June 2023
  • Blossom V
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates130 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good Tourist Attraction
    Before visiting this place, first check on their timings. Make sure you visit this place when they are open to avoid tuktuk drivers from scamming you. Be modestly and decently dressed. No sleeveless and no shorts, please. Before entering the main doors of the Reclining Buddha, make sure to get a plastic bag to carry your shoes around. The statue looks amazing because of its size and position. Best selfie area is by the feet. Observe and respect others who go there to pray.
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 June 2023
  • banglee
    Torquay, United Kingdom59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Reclining Buddha was magnificent and holy. There was a long queue to go in. They provide a shoe bag to keep your shoes and carry them until you leave. Remember to put on a skirt or shorts that covers your knees or longer and something to cover bear shoulders or sleeveless outfits just like any other temples in Thailand. I could see scarf sellers outside or free rental in other temples but didn't see any in Wat Phra. So come prepared. You cannot freely explore around Buddha and will be given a little moments to take some photos at the head of the Buddha since everyone wants to take photos there. Very crowded and hot inside. There were other buildings and pagodas to go around and we took a lot of beautiful photos
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Jessi
    Rudersdorf, Germany2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-see for anyone interested in ancient architecture
    The temple's intricately decorated walls are a sight to behold, and there are hundreds of Buddha images to admire. The temple also serves as a meditation center, making it a perfect place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Highly recommended!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 23 July 2023
  • lifenadventure
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,821 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive
    This is a must see and clearly a highlight for many tourists because of the Big Buddha. It’s 200baht to get in which is the most I paid anywhere in Thailand but still worth it. The big Buddha really is huge and a site to see. The area around is stunning too and so much to take in. You could easily spend a few hours here exploring all of the sites if it isn’t too hot. Sadly the day we went it was scorching and unbareable outside. But still, this place is pretty amazing and totally worth a trip!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Ching lam
    Malaysia8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice temple
    Before visiting this place, first check on their timings. Make sure you visit this place when they are open to avoid tuktuk drivers from scamming you. Be modestly and decently dressed. No sleeveless and no shorts, please. Before entering the main doors of the Reclining Buddha, make sure to get a plastic bag to carry your shoes around. The statue looks amazing because of its size and position. Best selfie area is by the feet. Observe and respect others who go there to pray.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Nigel D
    Honolulu, Hawaii2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Make your own way there.
    Definitely worth going. But very hot outside in summer, and little shade. On this site, it says that the minimum price is $18.70, but that is for a tour with pick-up. In fact, the entrance price is 220 THB per person (about 6.50); you can travel there easily from most parts of the city by public transport/MRT for less than 75 THB (2.20). So half the min. advertised price.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Azriel_and_Smurf
    Murrumbateman, Australia579 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of truly amazing statue and symbol of strong Buddhism influence in Bangkok
    A breathtaking beautiful statue. Visitors must remove their shoes and walk around clockwise. There are little nooks to take photos of the statues. However, it was really busy that day due to public holiday in Thailand to celebrate their King’s birthday. Visitors can buy a bowl of coins and place it in the bowls along the wall while making their wishes. This place is truly spectacular if it’s not too busy so visitors can be allowed to do meditation. Worth a visit while you are in Bangkok.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 August 2023
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Shelley M
Albany, New Zealand884 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The grounds are unexpectedly worth a look too. Like the bong at the front with a stick you can use, plenty of people giving that a go. The grounds are really nice. It was quite a walk from the Grand Palace as they had lots of the gates closed so you had to walk around the block, it was hot. Very hard to photograph as it is just so long, worth seeing.
Written 19 April 2024
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,79,797 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This Temple has been around since the 16th century and is most famous for the 46m long statue of a sleeping Buddha. The giant statue is on a huge rectangular pedestal where there are 108 bronze bowls to represent the 108 auspicious characteristics of the Buddha.

This temple is incredibly busy, mostly with tourist trying to get selfies (myself included). I recommend visiting at less busy times to get better photos. The last time I visited was about 10 years ago and I don't remember the entrance fee being so expensive for foreigners.
Written 12 April 2024
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ebenis
Melbourne, Australia108 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Large temple nearby to the Grand Palace. Was pretty busy here and the cost of entrance is quite high at 300 baht per person. The reclining buddha was the highlight (must put shoes at the door or carry them in a bag). Good to see if you have some spare time in Bangkok, not sure it's great value though. A few shops inside for drinks or souvenirs. Don't believe they are quite as strict with dress code as at the nearby Grand Palace.
Written 2 April 2024
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Peter T
Tamworth, UK408 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Having gone to the Grand Palace and Wat Arun earlier in the day I was not expecting much from Wat Phra, but it is actually beautiful. Its not just the reclining buddha but the overall temple is delightful. Lots to see and enjoy and as much of a must do as the other two locations, in fact Wat Phra is better than Wat Arun - far more to see. Tickets had to bought in local money - something to check, so read up in advance.
Written 30 March 2024
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Balfour H
Scotland, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Wat Pho, also referred to as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, holds distinction as one of Bangkok's largest and oldest temple precincts. At its heart lies a monumental reclining Buddha statue, spanning an impressive 46 meters and embellished with opulent gold leaf. Beyond this iconic feature, Wat Pho's allure lies in its stunning architectural marvels and intricate ornamentation. The temple complex encompasses a myriad of structures, courtyards, and verdant gardens, adorned with elaborate carvings, vibrant tiles, and captivating murals. For enthusiasts of Thai culture and history, Wat Pho stands as an essential pilgrimage site, offering a profound exploration of the nation's rich cultural heritage.
Written 29 March 2024
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ssojwal
Arlington, VA8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Great trip. Got there early and beat the crowds. That created a good experience. It is a must-see place if you are visiting Bangkok.
Written 20 March 2024
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mckjl3
Washington DC, DC41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The reclining Buddha is so much bigger in person than you think it will be! The temple is just one part of a very large complex with beautiful architecture all around. We went right at opening and were able to enjoy a leisurely walk around with fewer tourists than later in the day. It was a 300 baht entrance fee per person. There are lots of very interesting signs multiple languages. I would recommend doing this after you do the Grand Palace since that seems to be more chaotic than Wat Pho.
Written 14 March 2024
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Peak-District-Ian
Peak District116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Visit first thing or last thing to try and avoid the crowds.
The reclining buddha is obviously the main reason for visiting but the whole temple is lovely and full of history.
We visited at the end of the day as the sun was setting and the light was beautiful.
We had a drink at a nearby bar that overlooked Wat Arun and the river.
A lovely evening
Written 12 March 2024
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Gerardo M
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
My girlfriend and me were here and somebody pick pocket us. We lost both passports, our credit cards, and both phones. Then we went to the police station and nobody wanted to listen us, they were very unpolite and it was impossible to put a report, they said that they were too busy. Avoid Thailand at all costs, is way better Malaysia or anywhere else.
Written 6 March 2024
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Mazhar
Dhaka City, Bangladesh3 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 1 March 2024
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