Wat Phra Chetuphon
Wat Phra Chetuphon
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksReligious Sites
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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One of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok features the famous Reclining Buddha, which is the largest in Thailand measuring more than 150 feet in length.
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  • Qasim
    London, United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-see in Bangkok Thailand
    If you're looking for a stunning display of ancient and traditional Thai architecture, Wat Phra Chetuphon in Bangkok is a must-see! This temple complex is home to a number of royal pavilions, ancient chedis, and golden spires that will make you feel like you're stepping back in time. The temple is also home to traditional Thai paintings and sculptures that are sure to take your breath away. You won't want to miss out on this amazing sight and the opportunity to experience the beauty and history of Thailand!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 June 2023
  • Blossom V
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates171 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good Tourist Attraction
    Before visiting this place, first check on their timings. Make sure you visit this place when they are open to avoid tuktuk drivers from scamming you. Be modestly and decently dressed. No sleeveless and no shorts, please. Before entering the main doors of the Reclining Buddha, make sure to get a plastic bag to carry your shoes around. The statue looks amazing because of its size and position. Best selfie area is by the feet. Observe and respect others who go there to pray.
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 June 2023
  • banglee
    Torquay, United Kingdom111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Reclining Buddha was magnificent and holy. There was a long queue to go in. They provide a shoe bag to keep your shoes and carry them until you leave. Remember to put on a skirt or shorts that covers your knees or longer and something to cover bear shoulders or sleeveless outfits just like any other temples in Thailand. I could see scarf sellers outside or free rental in other temples but didn't see any in Wat Phra. So come prepared. You cannot freely explore around Buddha and will be given a little moments to take some photos at the head of the Buddha since everyone wants to take photos there. Very crowded and hot inside. There were other buildings and pagodas to go around and we took a lot of beautiful photos
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Jessi
    Rudersdorf, Germany2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-see for anyone interested in ancient architecture
    The temple's intricately decorated walls are a sight to behold, and there are hundreds of Buddha images to admire. The temple also serves as a meditation center, making it a perfect place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Highly recommended!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 23 July 2023
  • lifenadventure
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates2,211 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive
    This is a must see and clearly a highlight for many tourists because of the Big Buddha. It’s 200baht to get in which is the most I paid anywhere in Thailand but still worth it. The big Buddha really is huge and a site to see. The area around is stunning too and so much to take in. You could easily spend a few hours here exploring all of the sites if it isn’t too hot. Sadly the day we went it was scorching and unbareable outside. But still, this place is pretty amazing and totally worth a trip!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Ching lam
    Malaysia7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice temple
    Before visiting this place, first check on their timings. Make sure you visit this place when they are open to avoid tuktuk drivers from scamming you. Be modestly and decently dressed. No sleeveless and no shorts, please. Before entering the main doors of the Reclining Buddha, make sure to get a plastic bag to carry your shoes around. The statue looks amazing because of its size and position. Best selfie area is by the feet. Observe and respect others who go there to pray.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Nigel D
    Honolulu, Hawaii3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Make your own way there.
    Definitely worth going. But very hot outside in summer, and little shade. On this site, it says that the minimum price is $18.70, but that is for a tour with pick-up. In fact, the entrance price is 220 THB per person (about 6.50); you can travel there easily from most parts of the city by public transport/MRT for less than 75 THB (2.20). So half the min. advertised price.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Azriel_and_Smurf
    Murrumbateman, Australia827 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of truly amazing statue and symbol of strong Buddhism influence in Bangkok
    A breathtaking beautiful statue. Visitors must remove their shoes and walk around clockwise. There are little nooks to take photos of the statues. However, it was really busy that day due to public holiday in Thailand to celebrate their King’s birthday. Visitors can buy a bowl of coins and place it in the bowls along the wall while making their wishes. This place is truly spectacular if it’s not too busy so visitors can be allowed to do meditation. Worth a visit while you are in Bangkok.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Anco M
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom660 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive
    Last day before leaving and we hadn’t done Wat Pho yet. A quick visit primarily focussed on the reclining Buddha. That in itself totally makes the visit worthwhile. The size is beyond believe. The rest of Wat Pho looks very nice as well.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 August 2023
  • Sharon P
    Addlestone, United Kingdom195 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A stunningly beautiful place to visit
    A wonderful place to visit. Make sure you are covered up (ladies) less strict for men. The temples, Buddhas and shrines are simply beautiful and the whole area is stunning, so we’ll keep. Well worth a visit. 200 bath pp. A short walk inbetween the Grand palace and khon theatre.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 August 2023
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Davide G
Palermo, Italy3,570 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Probably the best attraction in town. The statue is huge and impressive, pictures cannot give an idea. Wonderful, absolutely not to be missed.
Written 27 May 2024
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WinstonP S
Barcelona, Spain12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Very nice , it's hot so recommend to take Sunblock , the temple is beatifull , recommend it , amazing structure and glammy , fully recommend it.
Written 18 May 2024
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Mercia R
Bristol, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
An impressive place. This temple is ancient but in a very good condition, home to golden spires, sacred pools and ceremonial drums. You can feel the spiritual atmosphere in every corner. We explored some shrines, join in traditional ceremonies and capture the intricate architecture.
Written 17 May 2024
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Fri
Mombasa, Kenya29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
It was epic to see the sleeping Buddha.
There is a recorded announcement at the entry of the temple reminding you to beware of pick-pockets.
Maintain decent attire, but if you forget to, they offer free wrap skirts, which you are required to return.
They also offer bags for carrying your shoes around the temple.
Written 3 May 2024
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Daniela Z
Sao Paulo, SP16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Such a peaceful please and yet full of brilliance. Prepare to enjoy by wearing comfy clothes that fit the temple dress code. It´s a very open, wide space with trees but is better to bring a hat or cap and a great camera.
You can do Thai massage also, there´s a cute coffe and plenty of gardens.
I´ve spenat less time that I wanted, but it was great; I even got to pray while the monks chanted.
Written 26 April 2024
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Howard L
Park Ridge, IL1,057 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is a large temple site with ornate architecture and of course the amazingly large Reclining Buddha. It's definitely worth a visit while in Bangkok.
Written 23 April 2024
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Shelley M
Albany, New Zealand882 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The grounds are unexpectedly worth a look too. Like the bong at the front with a stick you can use, plenty of people giving that a go. The grounds are really nice. It was quite a walk from the Grand Palace as they had lots of the gates closed so you had to walk around the block, it was hot. Very hard to photograph as it is just so long, worth seeing.
Written 19 April 2024
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This Temple has been around since the 16th century and is most famous for the 46m long statue of a sleeping Buddha. The giant statue is on a huge rectangular pedestal where there are 108 bronze bowls to represent the 108 auspicious characteristics of the Buddha.

This temple is incredibly busy, mostly with tourist trying to get selfies (myself included). I recommend visiting at less busy times to get better photos. The last time I visited was about 10 years ago and I don't remember the entrance fee being so expensive for foreigners.
Written 12 April 2024
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ebenis
Melbourne, Australia104 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Large temple nearby to the Grand Palace. Was pretty busy here and the cost of entrance is quite high at 300 baht per person. The reclining buddha was the highlight (must put shoes at the door or carry them in a bag). Good to see if you have some spare time in Bangkok, not sure it's great value though. A few shops inside for drinks or souvenirs. Don't believe they are quite as strict with dress code as at the nearby Grand Palace.
Written 2 April 2024
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Peter T
Tamworth, UK657 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Having gone to the Grand Palace and Wat Arun earlier in the day I was not expecting much from Wat Phra, but it is actually beautiful. Its not just the reclining buddha but the overall temple is delightful. Lots to see and enjoy and as much of a must do as the other two locations, in fact Wat Phra is better than Wat Arun - far more to see. Tickets had to bought in local money - something to check, so read up in advance.
Written 30 March 2024
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