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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 3 weeks ago

Found this one whilst getting lost getting out of the Grand Palace. There is something so peaceful about this place that it is quite difficult to put into words. A must!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievable beauty! This was the first Thai Buddhist temple I've ever seen and it's just jaw-dropping. It must be visited before any other temples in Bangkok, otherwise your impressions will be not so strong.

Thank Volodymyr N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This temple, along with the Grand Palace, is a must when in Bangkok. As a Thai, I have to pay this temple a visit each time I am back home. Avoid massive crowd and noisy Chinese tourists on the weekends and make your visit on...More

Thank Jon D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The buildings of this temple are incredible, if your are into architecture or art of just a travel fanatic, these temples are definitely a must see.

Thank Lori C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is an eye opener to see such a beautiful piece of art on display at the temple. It is a wonderful temple for all Buddhist practitioners to pay their respect. It is a must visit for all tourists to Bangkok.

Thank U5860CPgeorgeh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're in Bangkok, spare a couple of hours to visit this temple. Observing some simple recommendations, you'll be skipping some huge troubles. Here are a few.. First things first, you have to have proper clothing while visiting any temple anywhere in the world. Check...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very beautiful Buddhha temple that is located inside teh Grand Palace. There is some restrictions in terms of what clothes you should wear to visit the temple

Thank bmohanty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The little emerald Buddha at this temple is worth visiting, the architectural beauty around the premises is amazing.

Thank rajuma2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the detail that was put into this is truly incredible. The surrounding area are incredible. Definitely something to see and experience, especially when there are events on.

Thank DeniseInMorwell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the emerald Buddha. Most Buddahs are gold, this was a beatiful emerald one. Such an interesting temple, lots to see.

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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
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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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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