Temple of the Reclining Buddha
The Temple of the Reclining Buddha is a beautiful evidence of Thailand’s amazing culture and the people’s sacred pride for their beliefs.
One of the largest temple complexes in Thailand, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha or Wat Pho contains numerous exquisite architectures and sculptures – 4 chapels containing 394 gilded Buddha images, intricate murals and artworks, and the famous 46-metre long, golden leaf-covered reclining Buddha which is a truly impressive sight to behold. Inside, Thai massage is offered after touring the place at the forefront. Dropping coins in the bronze bowls lining the walls is believed to bring fortune. While in location, you can join an English-led tour, or wander on your own.
The Temple of the Reclining Buddha is located along Maharat road, close to the river near the Old City.
Opening Days and Hours
The place is open from 8:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to this attraction is USD 3.
How to Get There
- Board a flight to Bangkok via Thai Airways or Air Asia.
- From the city centre, board the sky train to Sapin Takphan Station.
- Take a ferry boat to Tien Pier.
- After alighting, walk the short distance to the reclining Buddha.
- Solo travelers/ backpackers
- Groups of friends
Time to Spend
Spend at least two hours exploring this attraction.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The Temple of the Reclining Buddha is always a busy attraction. If you want to take great photos, visit at the earliest time.
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