My family visited Bangkok last week, so I put on my tourist hat. I've never actually been to Wat Pho, which houses the giant reclining Buddha, though I have visited Bangkok as a tourist several times and now live here. The reclining Buddha really is a sight.
What struck my family most that day, apart from the intricate details of the temple, were the smiling and seemingly kind faces of those who stood at the entrance of the temple, who blatantly tried to rip us off by telling us that the temple was closed for several hours (and advised that we take a tuk-tuk to other temples in the area).
The temple was not, in fact, closed.