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Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)

Address: Na Phra Lan Road | Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Phone Number: 02222-0094
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Located inside the grounds of the Grand Palace, Thailand’s most...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

The emerald budda and its wat are impressive to see but due to it being part of the grand palace it is very busy!! I would like to have seen it in the low season to see if it makes a difference.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

The colours! The majesty! We don't have anything like this is in the UK. One thing if you don't like taking your shoes off, don't go

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Royal Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha dates back to 1782 when Bangkok was founded and an interesting place to visit. the colourful status attracts tourists like anything and I am sure that you'll also like the place like me. Lot of history is associated with this place. This place should be included in your day's tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Inside Grand Palace. Entry fee of 500 Baht along with Grand Place which is must see. Have to follow dress codes for entry. No Photos allowed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I thought it would be a bigger buddha after seeing the reclining buddha. plus it was not emerald...only Jade. very small and hard to see since it was so high up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Very hard to see the emerald buddha r/t all the people. The whole palace was beautiful and worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I was expecting a much larger Buddha figure but it was fun to learn about his dress and how it is changed for the seasons. Again we had and excellent tour guide Air of BKK tours who made everything easy to understand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

One of the official tour guides inside the tmple will give you a short hour long tour for about 500 baht which is totally worth it! It gives you an idea of what you are actually looking at - which in such a busy and marvellous temple is soooooo necessary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Did the tour with Tour East booked through Viator as part of the Grand Palace Tour, if you get the opportunity to visit the Grand Palace you will not be disappointed. Amazing place, tends to be very busy, make sure you wear clothing to cover your knees and shoulders and also closed in shoes they dont like sandals. If you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) is a definite must see during a trip to Bangkok. The Emerald Buddha itself is small and set on a raised platform. However the temple and the surrounding grouds are really lovely and photo opportunities abound. Well worth a visit.

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