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Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) Tours and Activities

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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
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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
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Buddhist Landmarks and a Royal Visit

Buddhist Landmarks and a Royal Visit

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See Bangkok’s Buddhist temples and the Grand Palace on a half-day tour of the city’s historic highlights. Visit the Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) then explore the grounds that once housed the royal Siamese court. Your tour includes all entrance fees and round-trip transport from centrally-located hotels, and both morning and afternoon departures are available.
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  • 4 hours
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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
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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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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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Bangkok Royal Road - Top 3 Major Monuments (Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat arun)

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Visit the 3 major monuments of Bangkok in a half a day tour guided by a certified professionnal: - The Grand Palace and the Emerald buddha - Wat Pho Temple - Wat Arun Temple And go through China Town and the flower market in 1 tour only.
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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
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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
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In and around Bangkok Private Tour Guide with Custom Experience

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Explore Bangkok with your very own tour guide during this full-day tour. Customize your own itinerary and visit Bangkok’s main attractions and some hidden gems. See the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Wat Pho, the floating market and much more and get around using the city’s incredible public transport system. Experience Bangkok like a local and discover the best the city has to offer.
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  • 8 hours
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Halfday Join Shore Landmark Excursion from Bangkok's Khlong Toei Port (7 Hours)

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Explore the thriving Thai city of Bangkok with arts & collections. Thailand’s flourishing capital of Bangkok has a wealth of culture to explore. Enjoy your private day trip (Family friendly) with your dedicated Quality Thai Guide. Pick up from Bangkok's Khlong Toei port where your cruise ship disembarked. Transfer to visit the top famous attractions in Bangkok by private air conditioned vehicle.
Visit the magnificent Grand Palace and Temple of Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho (Temple of Reclining Buddha) and Wat Benchamabophit (Marble Temple). 
Enjoy sightseeing on your private canal tour in Bangkok by long tail boat or small boat suit for elderly, view the landmark of Bangkok including Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) and many beautiful temples while on the boat, 
Learn the beautiful Thai culture and history with your personal tour guide. Return to your cruise ship at Bangkok's Khlong Toei port with your tour guide.
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  • 7 hours
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Private Bangkok City Tour Full Day

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See more of Bangkok with a private guide who makes it easy to take in the top attractions of the bustling Thai capital in one day. Skip the confusion of navigating a large unfamiliar city as your guide takes you to the Grand Palace, several famous temples, the historical Chinatown district and more. Includes lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
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The Best of Bangkok Program Discovery: Half or Full Day Tour

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Customize your sightseeing itinerary in Bangkok with options for a half- or full-day tour by public or private transportation. Popular destinations include Chinatown, The Grand Palace, and Wat Arun on the Chao Phraya River, or you can venture out to attractions such as Damnoen Saduak Floating Market or Chatuchak Weekend Market. With your own private guide you can easily plan a day suited to your interests.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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Bangkok Landmark Shore Excursion from Laem Chabang Port

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Visit the magnificent Grand Palace and Temple of Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho (Temple of Reclining Buddha) and Wat Benchamabophit (Marble Temple). Enjoy sightseeing on your private canal tour in Bangkok by long tail boat or small boat suit for elderly, view the landmark of Bangkok including Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) and many beautiful temples while on the boat. Have an optional lunch at the local restaurant. Learn the beautiful Thai culture and history with your personal tour guide. Return to your cruise ship at Laem Chabang port with your tour guide.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Bangkok Shore Excursion from Leam Chabang port

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If your ship only docks in Bangkok for a day, you can still see the city's highlights with this private full-day tour. Everything from transfers to sightseeing to lunch is planned in advance for you; all you need to do is enjoy the sights. Listen to guided commentary on Bangkok's ancient history and modern life as you travel, stopping at all the must-see sights.
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  • 9 hours
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Royal Grand Palace and Bangkok Temples: Half Day Tour

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Explore Bangkok’s most important cultural sights on a half-day private tour of the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Traimit. Learn about the country’s royal heritage as you explore the palace, whose elaborate stepped roofs are the height of Siamese design. Visit the funeral and coronation halls, and see the sacred Buddha carved from solid jade. Circle the reclining Buddha at Wat Pho then stroll cool halls lined with hundreds of Buddha images. Continue to Wat Traimit to see a centuries-old golden Buddha, and leave an offering in the gleaming sanctuary.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Bangkok Tuk Tuk & Street Food Tour

Bangkok Tuk Tuk & Street Food Tour

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A Tuk Tuk ride is one of the “Must Do’s” when visiting Bangkok and it’s also one of the best and most entertaining ways to see the city. Transported by your own open-aired 3-wheeler, discover some of Bangkok’s most authentic urban life, fully guided by your friendly, English-speaking guide. Visit amazing places at Bangkok Old Town like Chinatown, Golden Mountain, Flower Market, Khao San Road, and Wat Pho at night, and on the way, enjoy tasty street food in some of the world’s most exciting food venues. A fun and interesting tour for all ages. Children join for free!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Bangkok by Night Tuk Tuk Tour: Markets, Temples & Food

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On this evening tuk-tuk tour, you’ll whizz around Bangkok's older districts and see the beauty of its monuments by night. Visit both famous and lesser-known temples and markets, stopping for food as you go. Stops include Wat Pho and the flower market. • Experience the thrill of exploring Bangkok by tuk-tuk • Take in the beauty of Bangkok lit up at night • Sample some of the city’s famous local food • Visit Wat Pho and the Flower Market at night
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  • 4 hours
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Bangkok Airport Layover Special : Touch of Thailand 8 Hours Transit Tour

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Transit passengers who have to wait at Suvarnabhumi or Don Mueang Airport between 6 to 8 hours can take a brief tour of Bangkok and its surrounding provinces. This will be a better way of spending time, sight-seeing while waiting for your flight. To many, it could be the only one stop-over to this city in a very long while. Our delicate tour guide and driver will make it worth for you. Bangkok is a city of angels where happiness is scattered naturally. Our City orientation tours will take you to experience a cultural of amazing Thailand. • Explore Bangkok city during your transit • Palace, Temples, Museum • Bangkok City Sightseeing • Boat trip along the river & canals (Optional) • Shopping • Massage & Spa
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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