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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wear long pants” (78 reviews)
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Na Phra Lan Road | Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Banglamphu
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+66 2 222 0094
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Reviewed today

Your Bangkok visit cannot be completed if you do not visit Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Arun. If you get only one day in Bangkok, these two should be on your list. If you can spare the time, take a foot massage in here as...More

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Reviewed today

Blessed with peace and content, sat in Padmasana in front of Emerald Buddha and meditated till clogged mind was crystal clear!!! outer beauty of the shrine was a visible treat to the eyes!!!

Thank Preeti U
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Reviewed today via mobile

For BTS, from where you are, take the BTS to Saphan Taksin BTS and just a short walk to the pier. Get the local express boat, I repeat, local express boat (do not take the hop in hop off tourist boat) which will only cost...More

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Reviewed yesterday

When coming to Thailand, seeing the different temples on the to-do list. This is and impressive Temple to see

Thank Palman13
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were expecting a much larger buddha for the amount of hype this place gets. It's fine, but decidedly underwhelming.

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We much prefer Wat Arun - the Temple of Dawn - which is much more distinctive architecturally, less crowded and right on the river served by all the fastest tourist boats. If you've got a half-day spare, an even better "real Bangkok" experience is to...More

Thank VisitorFromThailand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Many histories here to learn. If you like Art and history, here is a good place for you to visit once. For thai you can come here since 7.00 am , the door opens for you before tourists come. I would suggest you to come...More

Thank Namphu G
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is so much to see and understand about the beautiful Temple of the Emerald Buddha which is the most sacred Buddhist Wat in Thailand. The main building houses the statue of the Emerald Buddha. According to legend, the Indian sage Nagasena prophesized that the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

this is the one of the mail travel destination of the bangkok a riverside temple full of energy and joy

Thank Shallender2015
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a amazing day here with the family, caught the express river ferry to the palace had to buy some long trousers to cover up my legs, only 100 Thai Baht, well worth the visit.

Thank Ross J
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s1505571
11 July 2018|
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Response from Ron H | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest the reclining Buddha would be better time spent.
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lovetotravel5270
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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Howard S
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
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