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Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)
Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)

Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)

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2 Sanam Chai Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
+66 2 225 9595
http://www.watpho.com
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Also known as Wat Phra Chetuphon, or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, this 200-year-old wat is the oldest and one of the largest of its kind in Bangkok. Its highlight is the gold-plated reclining ... Read more
Buddha, 46 meters long and 15 meters high, with mother of pearl inlaid feet. A small garden is found within the temple, as well as a massage school (where you can be a willing student for a fee) and an active Buddhist monastery. When visiting, remember to dress accordingly - no shorts are allowed.

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Lost my phone and the lovely staff found it within 1hr. They couldn’t of been more helpful.

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Johannesburg

I have a particular interest in figures of the Buddha but this was outstanding. ..an absolute must ser.

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Greater Los Angeles

You can get an amazing massage here plus you get to see the temples and culture of Thailand.

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Phoenix

If you're in Bangkok, this is a must-see. The Reclining Buddha is incredible, but much of the surrounding architecture is as well!

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Los Angeles

I was so excited to see the reclining Buddha at Wat Pho! I’ve been waiting for this moment from the first time I saw it in the original Street Fighter video game! This thing is as opulent as it is massive. A word of caution: the line will be suuuuper long. This place is so jam-packed with tourists that you can barely get I a selfie. But, you better believe I threw a few SONIC BOOMS before leaving this iconic landmark. A must see!!!

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Canberra

Beautiful temple, 100baht entry fee with a small free water. Be sure to bring a hat or umbrella!

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London

Stunning massive reclining Buddha inside the temple. Also a great place for authentic Thai massage too.

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Jakarta

It was a great place to take some photo and learn something about buddha, and it is one of unique temple in bangkok

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Bengaluru (Bangalore)

This place is Devine and spiritual. There is a big statue of reclining Buddha, lots of Bonsai and beautiful architecture...

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Milan

Probably my favourite Temple not just in Bangkok, but in all Thailand. I go there every time I am in town and never get tired, despite the ordes of tourists

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Patan (Lalitpur)

Nice place to spend some time and learn historical things. Trip better combined with the Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew.

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Cambridge

The sheer scale of the Reclining Buddha is breathtaking and awesome. He fills the whole temple. You can walk up and down on both sides, and there are a few good spots to take photos. It is very busy so you’ll have to be patient – but it’s totally worth it. When I visited the buddha’s feet were being renovated; they are inlaid with mother-of-pearl.

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Greater New York City

Famous place for tourist and local. No entrance fee, is free. Is a place you must see!

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Menlo Park

Cool temple in Bangkok, not as nice as the grand palace but worth a stop over if you temple hopping.

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Foster City

I have been to Grand Palace and Wat Pho back in 2002, my very first trip to Bangkok. But those days, there were no digital cameras or smart iphones, so pictures taken were stuck in an album somewhere. I had to go back this past Dec and take some great pictures of Wat Pho and the Reclining Buddha.

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Union City

Wat Pho was another amazing Bangkok experience. I think someone could probably spend a good half a day exploring the temple grounds in Wat Pho. Unfortunately, we had closer to an hour given our limited time in Bangkok. In addition to some exquisite architecture, Wat Pho houses an enormous reclining Buddha statue. I was not ready for how large the statue is.

If you have the budget for it, you can hire a tour guide to take you through the temple grounds. We did not opt for it because we didn't know if we would have enough baht for the day, but I wish we had. I think we would have had a much more rich experience from Wat Pho and learned a lot more about the history associate with the temple. In any case, it was an incredible temple to explore.

Wat Pho is a major tourist destination, so prepare for crowds and the possibility of pick pocketers.

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San Jose

Original name Wat Phra Chetuphron Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn. Gets your memory muscles working, or I suppose you can remember it by Wat Pho. Also, it's english name is Temple of the Reclining Buddah. When you see the reclining buddah, you will be in awe and think "wow, Buddha looks so relaxed here :)" One of the royal temples and is only 1.2km away from the Grand Palace. So, about 10min walk, if your legs work I'd recommend walking. Or take a tuk tuk, or a Taxi but the Taxi will most likely overcharge you an unmetered price by 300% from here.

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Singapore

This is a beautiful 46 metre reclining Buddha covered in gold leaf. Entry fee is 100 Baht and you can wander through the whole temple complex.

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Coimbatore

He who temple is so beautiful and has great architecture .. Temple is well maintaind .. Nice to visit with family and friends ..

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Lisle

Place is absolutely beautiful. Entry ticket is quite expensive - 500 Baht/person. Heavy rush and a bit tiring. Do not wear shorts or sleeveless, you will not be allowed entry. One's' leg needs and arms to be covered.

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Aliases: Wat Phra Chetuphon, Wat Pho, Wat Pho, Temple of the Reclining Buddha

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