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Temple of the Reclining Buddha

248 Thanon Thai Wang, Bangkok 10200 Thailand
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  • Temple of the Reclining BuddhaPro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    5 Nov 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.

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    Prasit Khotchakhot
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    4 Nov 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. LOL

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    3 Sep 10, 2013

    The giant Buddha was simply impressive, colossal scale, the fingerprint details. Beautiful!

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    Travis Katz
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    4 Sep 25, 2013

    This is one of the most amazing temples you will find anywhere. The centerpiece - a huge golden reclining buddah is absolutely massive!

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  • Temple of the Reclining BuddhaPro 2014
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    4 Oct 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.

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  • Temple of the Reclining BuddhaPro 2014
    Ericayvette
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    5 May 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.

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  • Temple of the Reclining BuddhaPro 2014
    Kim L. "Lady Boss"
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    5 Dec 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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    Barri Tsavaris
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    5 May 18, 2012
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    Tenna Fonnesbo
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    5 Sep 19, 2013
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    Max Perez
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    4 Aug 09, 2012

    Fantastic, beautiful. Don't get led astray by the con artists who stalk tourists near the entrance who claim it is closed and want to take you somewhere else.

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    Kevin Picholo
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    4 Jul 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.

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  • Temple of the Reclining BuddhaPro 2014
    Daniel L.
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    4 Jan 23, 2014

    A lovely temple to enjoy and explore. Take your time.

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    Jan Johansson
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    4 Aug 01, 2012

    Impressive golden Buddha statue.

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    Michael Levin
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    4 Mar 22, 2013
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    Dennis Limbo
    5 Feb 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!

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    Julia WOng
    5 Oct 21, 2012

    This is one of my favorite places in Bangkok, you will see the reclining buddha, and outside the temple, there are lots of hawkers around to sell the traditional thai snacks.

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  • Temple of the Reclining Buddha
    Federico G
    4 Oct 18, 2012

    When you enter the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, you'll see this huge golden Buddha, it reaches the ceiling and almost trying to poke the building with its pointy hat.

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  • Temple of the Reclining Buddha
    Antonio Pellegrino
    4 Sep 27, 2012

    Mettete una monetina in ogni ciotola e desiderate ardentemente che il vostro desiderio si realizzi. Ne vale la pena.

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  • Temple of the Reclining Buddha
    cece
    5 May 13, 2014

    After the Grand Palace, this is a nice follow up. At Wat Pho there's a small fee to go inside and see the Reclining Buddha, but this temple is worth visiting.

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    Tara Elizabeth
    4 Jul 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.

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As one of the most peaceful and well-known sanctuaries in the world, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand, is a breathtaking spectacle. With its roots dating back hundreds of years, the temple is deeply rooted in Thai tradition and is known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. Located adjacent to the Grand Palace, the complex is some 80,000 square meters in ... read more
size, boasting multiple schools, a working Buddhist monastery and The Reclining Buddha, stretching 160 feet in length. For a portal into Thai culture and your own mind there's no better place than the Temple of the Reclining Buddha Wat Pho.

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Aliases: Wat Phra Chetuphon, Wat Pho