Temple of the Reclining Buddha
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- Temple of the Reclining BuddhaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 23, 2013
Stunning temple inside the Wat Pho complex. One of the highlights of Bangkok and easy walking distance from the Grand Palace. At busy times, grab your number for a massage before going to see the buddha. It will save you time and a massage here is a must.Recommended for:
- Temple of the Reclining BuddhaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsStudents+ 4Nov 20, 2013
The temple is publicly known as Wat Po in Thailand. It is famous for being the sanctuary of a wide varieties of cultural aspects in the country. Moreover it is near the Royal Palace, the Chao Phraya river, the Sanam Laung aka Phramane Ground, and Thammasat University. The official name of the temple is a bit long. It is Wat Prachetuphon Wimol Mangkalaram. You might be surprised to see people do not know which temple you mean when you mention the name "Temple of the Reclining Buddha", as there are several temples with a reclining Buddha, not just in BKK but in many parts of the country too. LOLRecommended for:
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- Temple of the Reclining BuddhaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure TravelersOct 18, 2013
Within the complex of Wat Pho, and its most famous feature, this enormous sculpture of the Buddha reclining at the moment of his death and entry into mahaparinirvana really has to be seen to be appreciated. If you're going to photograph it, bring a wide-angle lens, as it's difficult to get the whole sculpture in perspective.Recommended for:
- Temple of the Reclining BuddhaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6May 17, 2014
Biggest Buddha I have seen! Again another beautiful temple in Bangkok! Few Tips: This place closes I believe around 4:30 so if you are touring the temples come here towards the end of the day, also very close to the Grand Palace I would take a tuk tuk to this place. Cover Up if not you are going to have to wear a bright green robe, not very picture friendly. You are going to have to take off your shoes but they do give you a little bag to carry your shoes in. Price to get in around 200 Baht ($6 USD). You will probably less than thirty minutes in the temple however you’ll probably need another 30 minutes looking around Wat Pho.
- Temple of the Reclining BuddhaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Dec 20, 2012
The sheer size is awesome and the nacre feet a real sight to behold. There's nothing in the west to compare.
When you step into the temple grounds it is so serene and calm that it's difficult to believe you are in the middle of a bustling city.
I will never understand the number of people we have spoken to who visited Bangkok and spent their time shopping and came back having seen nothing but the stores and markets, when there is such a wealth of culture everywhere.
because unless you have a wide angle lenses, you'll struggle to get a full picture of this giant statue, its also indoors and lighting isn't great but its very impressive and close to the Grand Palace so well worth a visit.
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- Temple of the Reclining BuddhaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 05, 2012
Next to Grand Palace, is the reclining buddha inside Wat Pho. This reminded me of Pago (in Burma) where as a kid we drove from Rangoon to a reclining buddha statue.Recommended for:
- Temple of the Reclining BuddhaFeb 16, 2014
This is my second post here in Gogobot...What I have here is the Is A Temple of Reclining Buddha. It is named after the monastery in India where Buddha lived. 43 metres long statue of giant reclining Buddha is the most famous attraction of Bangkok. Don't miss this!Recommended for:
- Temple of the Reclining BuddhaJul 05, 2012
This is one of my favorite temples to visit in Bangkok. And for the 50฿ admission fee, it's a bargain as well. This is the biggest temple in Bangkok and is most claimed for its enormous, reclining Buddha. To visit is awe-inspiring. I've been here more times than I can count and each time I'm blown away. My favorite feature is the Buddha's pearl feet. However the entire temple nourishes your soul.
Aliases: Wat Phra Chetuphon, Wat Pho