Gorgeous artwork and motifs. Enjoyed this visit very much, but I don't understand why photos can only be taken from the outside.
This is where the crowd crush hit us. The grounds are beautiful, with huge gold spires, big Buddha statues, and sculpted bushes. Walking around was a neat experience, except you keep getting stuck in huge tour groups, sometimes it is shoulder to shoulder. Still, it's a neat place to see, at night, too. Maybe if you get there early enough... More
This is a good locale for holiday photos etc as there many interesting 'asian' style statues of demons and deities to be photographed with. In the temple, shoes must be removed before entry, no talking is allowed, modest clothing (legs and shoulders covered, you can buy shawls and trousers outside the complex). Although the Emerald Buddha is quite small, it... More
A must see in Bangkok. There are temples all over but this is one that should be seen as a priority. Nearby is also the flower market which is also worth popping into for the colour and non-tourist atmosphere. Beware the 'guides' in the streets nearby that try to tell you it is shut and offer to take you to... More
Although the Emerald Buddha is relatively small! the temple and setting is magnificent! We finished our two,month tour of SE Asia with 3 days in Bangkok. We had inadvertently followed the path of the Emerald Buddha all through our tour and were very pleased to finally view this wonderful artifact in a most entrancing setting.
You need to experience this visit yourself no one can explain the feeling of tranquility and wonder of the whole visit to the Grand Palace, The Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaeo is true to the meaning small is beautiful, depending on when you visit the robes are different.
The architecture is stunning. The site is well-maintained and very large. There are guides available for 500 Baht. We had an excellent and very knowledgeable tour guide who gave us a tour of the template and grand palace. It took us around 1.5 hrs to finish. We took the skytrain from Siam Paragon to the pier, then took a longtail... More
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