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Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)

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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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Na Phra Lan Road | Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of selfie people here that destroy the experience. Reading the description of what they are pictures of is recommended

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located inside palace ground ticket costs 500 bhats. Though it’s a small Buddha it’s so precious so beautiful! Must visit. It was so crowded when I visited and I could imagine how peaceful it would be if no people around!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Seen many temples in Asia and this is one of the best and most interesting. It's busy but not too crowded, lots of interesting buildings with myths and stories to match. It's pretty hot so a morning visit is best. Best to wear trousers too!

Thank steve p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Within The Grand Palace this is another essential must see if Bangkok. Crowded of course but worth it. People often say smaller than expected.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The queue was long and when you finally get to the top of the steps the Emerald Buddha is so far away that uou can hardly see it and you certainly cannot see the emerald.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This emerald Buddha was so small you need a telephoto lens! Phone cameras won’t capture this Buddha. The surrounding area is exquisite and ornate but the Buddha a big (or should I say little) letdown.

Thank reginaahvogel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting the Temple of the Emerald Buddha was an excellent experience. The temple is well maintained and in good condition.

Thank wwwhip97
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredibly crowded and expensive. Cannot take any photos inside. After returning from Myanmar, this was not worth the trouble and protocol to get in. With so much money collected from the tourists, the state of the lavatory facilities was appalling, spartan and very basic. Considering...More

Thank MilesAway123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited temple of Emerald Buddha as a part of 4 hours tour to Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Arun. It is definitely a must do activity in Bangkok and although you can visit them on your won, going there as a pat of...More

Thank Kate T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the main attraction in Bangkok. Grand palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam. Grand Palace is still used for official functions. Several royal ceremonies and functions are held in the palace every year. It will be always crowded due...More

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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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11 July 2018|
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Response from Kathryn F | Reviewed this property |
You can do both the Grand Palace grounds which also has the temple with the Emerald Buddha (most special) and Wat Pho which has the Reclining Buddha and the Thai Massage School. Both are close and beautiful. Crowds at the... More
21 March 2018|
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Response from AhuvafromTX | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the earlier you can go, the better. You want to avoid both the crowds and the heat. This location also closes early. They stop selling tickets at 3:30, I believe, and close at 4. You can't get a tuk tuk inside this... More
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20 March 2018|
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Response from Rachel H | Reviewed this property |
It is a massive temple complex. To walk around the entire place and soak it in and appreciate, I’d say 2-3 hrs. (The Grand Palace is there as well, but there is nothing to go into; only walk past it) Get there for when it... More