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Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) Tours

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Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
One of the oldest, largest and most revered temple complexes in Bangkok, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) is a must-see for all visitors to the Thai capital. The central attraction of the temple complex is its namesake statue, the gold-leaf-covered reclining Buddha, but don't let it distract you from the site's other treasures, including its 95 pagodas, carved narrative panels, and opulent main altar.

The Basics
The gigantic golden Buddha statue is the largest in Thailand, measuring 151 feet (46 meters) long and 50 feet (15 meters) tall. The Buddha's feet alone are 16 feet (five meters) tall, both exquisitely decorated and inlaid with mother-of-pearl. A walk along the length of the entire statue is a treat in and of itself, but visitors would be remiss if they didn't enter the temple and explore the whole Wat Pho compound, which is full of artwork and Buddha images. The oldest temple in Thailand, the complex also remains a hub of knowledge for traditional Thai medicine and Thai massage, and travelers can even book a massage appointment here.

A key Bangkok attraction, the temple is included in most city and temple tours of the capital, frequently grouped with visits to Bangkok temples such as Wat Arun, Wat Traimit (home to a solid gold Buddha statue), the Gem Gallery, and Chinatown, among other combinations for half-day tours. For a memorable way to visit this and other important sights in the city, join a tour guide for a sunset or night bike tour; hop on a tuk tuk for a fun-filled sightseeing adventure; or board a longtail boat to arrive via the Chao Phraya River.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The temple is most often visited on half-day sightseeing tours of Bangkok.
  • The site is not easily accessed by wheelchair.
  • Dress conservatively—visitors shouldn't wear shorts or low-cut tops, and women must cover their arms.

How to Get to the Temple of the Reclining Buddha
The sprawling grounds of Wat Pho have two walled compounds divided by Soi Chetuphon. The reclining Buddha and famous Thai massage school can be found on the northern side, while the temple's monastic facilities are located in the southern compound. The easiest way to access the temple is by boat: take the Chao Phraya River Express to the Tha Thien pier. The temple is located next to the Grand Palace and behind the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew).

When to Get There
Visit during the morning or evening to beat the heat and crowds of the middle of the day.
Address: Sanamchai Road, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Admission: Varies
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Bangkok Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) Entrance Ticket

Bangkok Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) Entrance Ticket

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Purchase your tickets in advance to visit the must-see Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) in Bangkok. Your pass includes hotel pickup and transfer to the attraction, which saves time and money. Once there, explore the site on your own; this package is great for independent travelers.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
From
USD25.00
From
USD25.00

Private Tour of Bangkok's Temples Including Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

Private Tour of Bangkok's Temples Including Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

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Thailand is driven by the Buddhist faith and some 26,000 wats, or temples, dot the landscapes of this southeast Asian nation. Take a private tour of three significant Bangkok temples, including the reclining Buddha at Wat Pho and marvel at the religion that permeates the culture and traditions of this city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD57.35
Price varies by group size
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USD57.35
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Bangkok Temples Tour, Including Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho

Bangkok Temples Tour, Including Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho

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Experience the beauty of Thai culture on this half-day Bangkok temples tour that showcases some of the city’s most impressive landmarks. See a massive solid gold Buddha at Wat Tramit and marvel at delicate marble carvings at Wat Benchamabophit. Then follow your guide to the birthplace of traditional healing, Wat Pho, and learn about some of the age-old practices still used today.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD50.60
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USD50.60
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Bangkok Under the Night Lights by TUK-TUK (Multi Languages)

Bangkok Under the Night Lights by TUK-TUK (Multi Languages)

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This 4-hour cultural night tour by TUK – TUK, Taxi, Speed Boat and Metro Train—all in one. We will also explore Bangkok's markets, Royal Grand Palace, temples, The Famous China Town and food, under the night lights. Seeing the sites at night brings out the true excitement, beauty and mystery of the city. We combine both famous sights & local secrets and mode of different transportation local people are using on day to day life. • 4-hour tuk-tuk tour of Bangkok at night • Famous Sights & local secrets and mode of different transportation • Best food experience in the city • English-speaking local guide • Discover the bustling capital city by skytrain, tuk tuk and on foot • Travel the backstreets of Bangkok by Tuk Tuk as you explore the great sights of Bangkok
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD59.03
Price varies by group size
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USD59.03
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Bangkok by Night: Temples, Markets and Food by Tuk-Tuk

Bangkok by Night: Temples, Markets and Food by Tuk-Tuk

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This award-winning night tour by tuk-tuk provides a great introduction to Bangkok for first-time visitors, but it also showcases a side of the city that most repeat visitors haven't seen. You get to bypass heavily trafficked areas and take off-the-beaten-track routes toward illuminated temples such as Wat Pho and a bustling, 24-hour flower market. Enjoy dinner, followed by dessert at a mystery stop. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD74.21
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USD74.21
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The Best Bangkok Temples ( Wat Traimit Golden Buddha - Marble Temple - Wat Pho )

The Best Bangkok Temples ( Wat Traimit Golden Buddha - Marble Temple - Wat Pho )

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Visit three of Bangkok’s most significant Buddhist temples on a half-day tour, led by a professional guide. Explore the architectural and religious features of Wat Traimit (Temple of the Golden Buddha), then walk through Chinatown to Wat Pho, which houses the Reclining Buddha. Finally, admire Italian white marble at Wat Benchamabophit, known as the Marble Temple. This small-group tour by minivan includes round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD69.44
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USD69.44

Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) & Museum of Siam Tour from Bangkok (Multi Languages)

Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) & Museum of Siam Tour from Bangkok (Multi Languages)

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Wat Pho is a Buddhist temple in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, Thailand. It is located in the Rattanakosin district directly adjacent to the Grand Palace. Known also as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, its official name is Wat Phra Chettuphon Wimon Mangkhlaram Ratchaworamahawihan.The temple is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. The Museum of Siam is a museum that is located at Chanamchai road in Bangkok, Thailand. The museum Siam uses interactive storytelling with seven characters as intermediates. It focuses on the national identity of the people in Thailand which lets visitors learn about history of people in Thailand with a focus on people in Bangkok. The museum shows the development of Thailand from the past to present
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD87.16
Price varies by group size
From
USD87.16
Price varies by group size
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Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) & Museum of Siam Tour from Bangkok (Multi Languages)

Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) & Museum of Siam Tour from Bangkok (Multi Languages)

Wat Pho is a Buddhist temple in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, Thailand. It is located in the Rattanakosin district directly adjacent to the Grand Palace. Known also as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, its official name is Wat Phra Chettuphon Wimon Mangkhlaram Ratchaworamahawihan.The temple is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. The Museum of Siam is a museum that is located at Chanamchai road in Bangkok, Thailand. The museum Siam uses interactive storytelling with seven characters as intermediates. It focuses on the national identity of the people in Thailand which lets visitors learn about history of people in Thailand with a focus on people in Bangkok. The museum shows the development of Thailand from the past to present
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD148.01
Price varies by group size
From
USD148.01
Price varies by group size

Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) & Museum of Siam Tour from Bangkok (Multi Languages)

Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) & Museum of Siam Tour from Bangkok (Multi Languages)

Wat Pho is a Buddhist temple in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, Thailand. It is located in the Rattanakosin district directly adjacent to the Grand Palace. Known also as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, its official name is Wat Phra Chettuphon Wimon Mangkhlaram Ratchaworamahawihan.The temple is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. The Museum of Siam is a museum that is located at Chanamchai road in Bangkok, Thailand. The museum Siam uses interactive storytelling with seven characters as intermediates. It focuses on the national identity of the people in Thailand which lets visitors learn about history of people in Thailand with a focus on people in Bangkok. The museum shows the development of Thailand from the past to present
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD87.13
Price varies by group size
From
USD87.13
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) & Museum of Siam Tour from Bangkok (Multi Languages)

Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) & Museum of Siam Tour from Bangkok (Multi Languages)

Wat Pho is a Buddhist temple in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, Thailand. It is located in the Rattanakosin district directly adjacent to the Grand Palace. Known also as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, its official name is Wat Phra Chettuphon Wimon Mangkhlaram Ratchaworamahawihan.The temple is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. The Museum of Siam is a museum that is located at Chanamchai road in Bangkok, Thailand. The museum Siam uses interactive storytelling with seven characters as intermediates. It focuses on the national identity of the people in Thailand which lets visitors learn about history of people in Thailand with a focus on people in Bangkok. The museum shows the development of Thailand from the past to present
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
USD87.13
Price varies by group size
From
USD87.13
Price varies by group size

Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) & Museum of Siam Tour from Bangkok (Multi Languages)

Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) & Museum of Siam Tour from Bangkok (Multi Languages)

Wat Pho is a Buddhist temple in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, Thailand. It is located in the Rattanakosin district directly adjacent to the Grand Palace. Known also as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, its official name is Wat Phra Chettuphon Wimon Mangkhlaram Ratchaworamahawihan. The temple is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. The Museum of Siam is a museum that is located at Chanamchai road in Bangkok, Thailand. The museum Siam uses interactive storytelling with seven characters as intermediates. It focuses on the national identity of the people in Thailand which lets visitors learn about the history of people in Thailand with a focus on people in Bangkok. The museum shows the development of Thailand from the past to the present
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD84.95
Price varies by group size
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USD84.95
Price varies by group size
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Half-Day Bangkok City Highlights Small-Group Tour with Lunch

Half-Day Bangkok City Highlights Small-Group Tour with Lunch

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See the top sights in Bangkok with a professional guide who shares key details about each place you visit along with the history of Thailand’s capital city. Your guide makes it easy to navigate popular sightseeing destinations including the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, the Golden Buddha Temple (Wat Traimit), and Chinatown. Stop for lunch at a scenic riverside restaurant, and have time to browse the shops in Chinatown.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD97.03
From
USD97.03
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Motorbike City & Temple Tour including Golden Buddha,Reclining Buddha & Wat Arun

Motorbike City & Temple Tour including Golden Buddha,Reclining Buddha & Wat Arun

The city of angel “Bangkok” is a place to everyone, if you can not go 3 temples in a day by car, van & bus, “Motorbike” is your answer, let’s explore the famous sites of Bangkok By Motorbike. - Safe, fun, exciting motorbike ride through Bangkok City Center - 5.5-ton solid gold Buddha statue at historic Wat Traimit - Royal temple complex of Wat Pho with famed Reclining Buddha - Wat Arun - one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand - Adventure riding through small alleys where locals live
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD59.03
Price varies by group size
From
USD59.03
Price varies by group size
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Motorbike Temple & City Tour with Golden Buddha, Reclining Buddha & Wat Arun

Motorbike Temple & City Tour with Golden Buddha, Reclining Buddha & Wat Arun

The city of angel “Bangkok” is a place to everyone, if you can not go 3 temples in a day by car, van & bus, “Motorbike” is your answer, let’s explore the famous sites of Bangkok By Motorbike. - Safe, fun, exciting motorbike ride through Bangkok City Center - 5.5-ton solid gold Buddha statue at historic Wat Traimit - Royal temple complex of Wat Pho with famed Reclining Buddha - Wat Arun - one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand - Adventure riding through small alleys where locals live
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD57.56
Price varies by group size
From
USD57.56
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Motorbike City & Temple Tour with Golden Buddha, Reclining Buddha & Wat Arun

Motorbike City & Temple Tour with Golden Buddha, Reclining Buddha & Wat Arun

The city of angel “Bangkok” is a place to everyone, if you can not go 3 temples in a day by car, van & bus, “Motorbike” is your answer, let’s explore the famous sites of Bangkok By Motorbike. - Safe, fun, exciting motorbike ride through Bangkok City Center - 5.5-ton solid gold Buddha statue at historic Wat Traimit - Royal temple complex of Wat Pho with famed Reclining Buddha - Wat Arun - one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand - Adventure riding through small alleys where locals live
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD59.03
Price varies by group size
From
USD59.03
Price varies by group size

Guide Half Day Bangkok Temples Tour With Wat Pho Marble Temple & Golden Buddha

Guide Half Day Bangkok Temples Tour With Wat Pho Marble Temple & Golden Buddha

Enjoy this half day  wonderful  tour for the chance to explore 4 of Bangkok’s most well-known attractions. Learn the history of Wat Pho also called reclining Buddha which one of the most beautiful ancient temple in Bangkok. Visit Golden Buddha temple which is  is a gold Maravijaya Attitude seated Buddharupa statue, with a weight of 5.5 tonnes. Your next stop will be Baiyoke Sky Tower the tallest observation deck in Bangkok. You will have Lunch here,  and a chance to view  panoramic views, and marvel in the culture around you. Last visit of the day is at  Gems Gallery to learn the gewellery crafts and also shopping center.  Hotel pick up and drop off is included, Eglish speaking guide will be provided. 
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD102.57
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USD102.57
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Explore the Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha and Wat Pho Complex - Private Tour

Explore the Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha and Wat Pho Complex - Private Tour

Discover the 2 most important temples of Thailand, The Grand Palace Complex and Wat Pho complex, with a Private guide and experience if desired the authentic Thai Massage in the place where Thai Massage was created.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD84.33
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USD84.33
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Private Tour: Best of Bangkok in A Day

Private Tour: Best of Bangkok in A Day

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Discover the best that Bangkok has to offer on this full-day private tour of the city. Visit all of the must-see attractions such as the Grand Palace, Chinatown, the vibrant flower market, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, and much more. Learn about the city’s rich history, religion, and culture from your informative guide as you drive around Bangkok in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD189.75
Price varies by group size
From
USD189.75
Price varies by group size

Private Tour : Wat Pho, Temple of Dawn and Canal Tour

Private Tour : Wat Pho, Temple of Dawn and Canal Tour

This tour is suited for people who are looking for an introduction and heritage trail of Bangkok with spectacular destinations. We take you to visit Wat Pho which houses the beautiful Relining Buddha , it was the first university of Thailand and is the center of Traditional Thai Massage Education. A short walk to a small shuttle boat pier which takes you to other side of Chao Phraya River. Visit Wat Arun or Temple of dawn, known as such because the first light of the morning reflects off the surface of the temple with pearly iridescence. It is unique not only because of its riverside location, but also because the design is very different to the other temples. After that get a taste of traditional canal side life by visiting the Venice of the East. We go on a wonderful waterway journey on a Long-Tail Boat to see native life along the unique canals with lots of old and new Thai houses.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD133.25
Price varies by group size
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USD133.25
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Private Guide In and Around Bangkok: Custom Tour

Private Guide In and Around Bangkok: Custom Tour

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This customizable private tour showcases the best of Bangkok and beyond. Follow your personal guide through some of the city's top attractions, including Wat Arun Grand Palace, and the Floating Market. Explore some of Bangkok's most vibrant neighborhoods, sample local cuisine (own expense), and wander the shops and sites with a local who offers insight and information along the way.
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  • 8 hours
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USD57.35
Price varies by group size
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USD57.35
Price varies by group size

Private Bangkok Customizable Cultural Walking Tour With Wat Pho & Temple of Dawn

Private Bangkok Customizable Cultural Walking Tour With Wat Pho & Temple of Dawn

Get an in-depth experience of local culture on this walking tour of Bangkok. Visit a local market, explore temples and mosques, and travel like the locals on a tuk-tuk and a private long-tail boat. Customize this tour to the attractions you most want to see; entrance fees are at your expense.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD97.44
Price varies by group size
From
USD97.44
Price varies by group size

Golden Buddha, Reclining Buddha & Marble Temple Tour

Golden Buddha, Reclining Buddha & Marble Temple Tour

Discover the Buddhist culture of Bangkok on this half day tour to the famous temples of Bangkok. Visit the enormous Buddha sculptures at Wat Traimit (Temple of Golden Buddha), Wat Pho (Temple of Reclining Buddha), and admire the combination of Thai architecture and Italian marble at Wat Benchamaborphit (Marble Temple)
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD80.64
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USD80.64
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Bangkok Temple Tour (with admission tickets): Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun

Bangkok Temple Tour (with admission tickets): Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun

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This private tour covers the three most prominent temples in Bangkok. Highly recommended for first-time visitors in the Land of Smiles, our Bangkok Temple Tour provides a great introduction to the role of Buddhist temples and gives insight into the rich cultural heritage of Thailand.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD74.00
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USD74.00
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Bangkok Midnight Food Tour by Tuk Tuk

Bangkok Midnight Food Tour by Tuk Tuk

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Savor the after-dark pleasures of Bangkok’s legendary street food scene during this evening food and sightseeing excursion by tuk-tuk. Travel aboard one of these iconic 3-wheeled taxis, stopping to sample sizzling roadside favorites like charcoal-fried noodles and pad thai. You also experience attractions like the flower market and the famous Wat Pho temple illuminated at night.
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  • 4 hours
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USD70.71
From
USD70.71

Royal Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew and Emerald Buddha in Bangkok - Half Day Tour

Royal Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew and Emerald Buddha in Bangkok - Half Day Tour

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Take a small group tour of Bangkok's top attractions on this visit to the Royal Grand Palace. You'll follow an expert local guide to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and Temple Wat Pho. Round-trip hotel transport is included in this tour, which offers morning or afternoon departures.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD58.38
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USD58.38

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Currently, an entrance ticket to Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) costs USD 25.00. Guided Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) tours start around USD 25.00 per person. See all 279 Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) tickets and tours on Viator.
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