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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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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Bangkok

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3 temples tour
suziebulldog
, Jan 2020
This 3 temples tour was exactly what I was looking for. I was picked up on time from the hotel by a lovely tour guide named Yui and her driver. We went to 3 locations in Bangkok. Yui explanated everything along the way and took photos of me in front of important locations. It was very casual and 'one on one' (not like a rushed group tour) I felt like I was traveling with a friend. She was very helpful even after the tour with some confusing details of my trip, and helped me out tremendously, and I am truly Thankful to have been lucky enough to meet her. In my opinion she is a real asset to the tour co.
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Shivleys
, Dec 2019
Our tour guide (Cindy) and driver arrived at our hotel before the scheduled pick up time which was nice. We had a private afternoon tour. The temples have dress codes that are enforced. Women need to wear pants that cover the knees and shirts that cover the shoulders and back. Holes in the pants are not viewed as appropriate. Men can wear shorts and t shirts, but no hats. Cindy was very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about each temple and showed us the important points. We took a quick ferry to a temple through a busy channel. My wife gets motion sickness and did not have any troubles because it is a short ride, but just be aware. Only thing you would need to bring is drinking water you may want. They drop us off at a good souvenir shop at the end.

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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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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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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 280 Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) tickets and tours on Viator.
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