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"Reclining Buddha" Wat Pho Tip by Jmill42

Wat Pho, Bangkok: 234 reviews and 502 photos

  Buddha what you doin'? I'm just chillin playa...
by Jmill42

The Reclining Buddha is over 45 meters in length and just barely fits in the building holding it. Its face was to me the best part. It has this half smile, "I am the coolest Buddha around" kind of look. The Buddha is resting on his right side with his hand holding his head. As you enter the building holding the buddha, you will be given the chance to purchase a handful of little coins for a very small donation. As you walk around the feet of the Buddha, you will come across little jars that you are supposed to toss in the coins bit by bit. The end result is supposed to harmony and happiness. Being as though I was happier than any point in my life, I guess it works!

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

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 24, 2004
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