"The Reclining Buddha" Wat Pho Tip by chatterley

Wat Pho, Bangkok: 241 reviews and 509 photos


After visiting the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, we decided to see another famous wat in Bangkok - Wat Pho. Along the way, we encountered a person (a Thai-Chinese) who "kindly" informed us that Wat Pho is "closed for lunch", and offered to bring us to see the "Lucky Buddha". We knew that this was a scam, and ignored him. After doing research and reading all your tips, I knew that Wat Pho is opened everyday!

This temple is less crowded (compared to Wat Phra Kaew), and the huge reclining buddha was really a sight to behold. Buddha's come in lots of different postures - sitting, standing, reclining, etc. I've seen many Buddha statues in my travels - the huge sitting buddha in Lantau Island (Hong Kong), the one at Taiwan's Fo Kwang Shan, etc...This is the first reclining buddha I've seen.

Address: Tha Tien Pier, Chao Phraya River, Bangkok
Directions: The entrance to Wat Pho is on Chetuphon road. Entrance is 20B. It's open every day, opening hours are from 08.00am to 5.00pm, with a break from 12.00pm to 1.00pm.
Phone: 02-221-991
Website: http://www.discoverthailand.com/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 24, 2006
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