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Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)

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Address: Na Phra Lan Road | Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Phone Number: 02222-0094
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Description: Located inside the grounds of the Grand Palace, Thailand’s most valued...
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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Fabulous....the most sacred

Enjoyed visiting the Emerald Buddha as this is the most sacred. Magical and spectacular. This is probably the most impressive from all the others that we visited.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed visiting the Emerald Buddha as this is the most sacred. Magical and spectacular. This is probably the most impressive from all the others that we visited.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It was hot. It was crowded. It was a little confusing. But it is still a must-see. The grounds of the temple are quite impressive. Dress lightly, but appropriately (see the dress code), bring water, tune out the crowd, and explore.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

too crowded and too many people and mainland chinese with no manners, otherwise nice place to look at sights

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I have seen more beautiful temples, from inside and outside, but this temple is special for Thai people so you will see cultural elements more here. And the whole area is magnificent! Also, the Buddha is not of Emerald but Jade, but anyway ;o)

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Bali, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We were so curious about the emerald Buddha inside the temple after hearing about the stories. The temple was majestic, everything covered in gold (not sure real gold or not but still look charming). The good thing is, there were lots of water dispensers so neednt to afraid of being thirsty when visiting this place.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We had to see this temple , the emerald buddha is spectacular , world famous , the site is peacful and well organised .

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

You are not going to see anything like this in the other temples - there is something unique about many of the big attractions. You will see lots of locals and Buddhists praying - very much like the experience of the Vatican city in Rome.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We were here by Mac 2011. We bought Grand Palace ticket 350 THB each person and this temple is including in the ticket. The Thai temples seem almost the same, golden color, fascinating view and beautiful decoration.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Another excellent place to visit in Bangkok. You must ensure you don't get there too late though as the temple tends to close reasonably early ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This temple is part of a day tour you can make to the centre. The story of the Emerald Buddha you want to read about in a tourist guide, or best to have a Thai national show you around.

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