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Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)

Na Phra Lan Road | Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
+66 2 222 0094
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Located inside the grounds of the Grand Palace, Thailand’s most valued temple features the magnificent Emerald Buddha that dates back to the 14th century.
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  • Average9%
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Na Phra Lan Road | Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday

This temple was beautiful, filled with loads of statues all around the place. Temple is big with part of the place not accessible to tourist as they are reserved for resident monks but still very big and having lots to see.

Thank Anju R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Like all other tourist attractions, this place was packed! We took the free tour inside (which I recommend) and our tour guide gave us a quick history lesson, which was very insightful. Be careful of the heat, crowds (pick pockets) and scammers! There was a...More

Thank ThineshThirbeni
Reviewed yesterday

A very detailed and beautiful temple. This temple is surrounded by other beautifully designed temples. Much to see.

Thank MenifeeHelen
Reviewed yesterday

Stunning temple. It'll be crowded, but it's a site to see. Dress modestly. This is one of the temples they are most strict about the dress code with.

Thank Rebekah B
Reviewed yesterday

Wat Phra Kaew is an amazing temple in terms of its exterior. It is so gold so bright and so beautiful. A standard Bangkok day tour will include many temples, and this will not be the first so you may feel all "templed-up", but once...More

Thank knoesenm
Reviewed yesterday

My second time visiting the temple and seeing the Emerald Buddha. The place was very crowd and hot just like last time. When I was there in Nov 2017, there were structures covered and being renovated for the coronation of the new King. The Emerald...More

Thank D L
Reviewed yesterday

One out of 3 must see landmarks in Bangkok. Very beautiful and nicely connected to shuttle boats on Chao Praya. Don't forget your cap or umbrella and water as it is all outdoor. Tourists pay high entrance fee. Be aware and take of shoes when...More

Thank Thorte09
Reviewed 2 days ago

First off, the place is VERY busy. LOTS to see if you like the eastern architecture and art. Hundreds of small and large sculptures, take your time, pay attention to the faces and differences. this is not an in-out place. it DESERVES your time and...More

Thank scooter d
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited the Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha as part of a weekend trip to Bangkok. Busy hardly covers it - there were endless tour groups jostling to stay together and the whole area was packed full of people. The temple itself was...More

Thank itchyfeetbecky
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As with the Grand Palace this is a must see also. Very busy but you cannot take videos or photos inside the building. Which is a shame because the statue is amazing. Very over crowded so you basically pass through. Not much more you can...More

Thank Mike N
While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok,
it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn
the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and
most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to
this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off
their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most
spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to
Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around
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22 October 2017|
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Response from bhusantimla | Reviewed this property |
This cost includes entrance of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) & Grand Palace, and its general facilities to the visitors only. This 500B is moderate when compared with rich arts & culture well maintained... More
Julie R
17 October 2017|
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Response from Adrian N | Reviewed this property |
No! Not for foreigners. I was there 5 hours ago. No access to the ground.
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10 July 2017|
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Response from Sharron E | Reviewed this property |
it depends on what else you want to look. The emerald buddha doesn't take long but we wanted to see the palace. This place is just gorgeous. It took us about 4 hours and then we walked from here to see the reclining buddha... More