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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 yesterday via mobile

This place did not disappoint! Make sure to wear pants or long skirt though. No leggings either. But this whole complex is really elaborate and beautiful. I would recommend to anyone!

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Reviewed yesterday

ok to see ok to go, not impressed at all, 40 minutes in taxi each way, 100 baht for long pants to put on men's shorts, 400 baht entrance, hot and humid in October, picture taking is fine.... other than that... go see for yourself....More

Thank andrei2005
Reviewed 2 days ago

Your eyes will be occupied and stunned by the beauty of this temple and the emerald Buddha no matter what religion you follow. My senses were overloaded by so many things inside the temple. We spent 30 beautiful minutes inside. Must visit site in Bangkok....More

Thank doctorabhilash
Reviewed 2 days ago

Easy to find by train.Might be easier to hire a cab to take you to a # of temples in one day. Very busy area around temple.

Thank Stan B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great temple with amazing architecture and history. The Buddha is actually Jade according to our guide. His clothing is changed 4 times a year by king according to the season.

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Many story on the emerald Buddha, sure is the he has travel a lot of miles before finding his final place From the person standing position, the statue is really very small because far away They have 3 set of clothing for the statue, matching...More

Thank corrapaola
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very beautiful place. There are souvenir shops, there are also places to eat. You must be dressed in t-shirt and long pants or skirt

Thank bgpearl
Reviewed 5 days ago

This temple wasn't as interesting as others, but I know it is special to many -- a sacred space. No pictures inside. Worth seeing while in the Grand Palace compound.

Thank Eboni H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very busy, but an absolute must see when in BKK. No photos allowed inside, and make sure you are appropriately dressed when you go, shoulders covered and not showing knees either. It was amazing!

Thank Maribel1234
Reviewed 6 days ago

Absolutely amazing place to visit, the colors sre amazing, everywhere you. Look is absolutely beautiful

Thank Nancy S
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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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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