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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 (Old City)
02222-0094
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Type: Religious Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Houston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

So many wonderful sights in BKK but Emerald Buddha should not be missed. Shoes off and arms covered as required by many temples. We used private guide which helped us learn more than we would have had we gone on our own.

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Bormes-Les-Mimosas, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The temple made us amazing when we visited. The architecture, the senses, the Buddha statue that all make the temple very attractive. We loved it so much. Highly recommended to everyone if they have a chance to Thailand.

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Orange, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

As most other reviews indicate, this is a must visit temple and the most important for Thais as they must journey here at least once in a lifetime. Because it is relatively small and surrounded by such big structure, it's a bit hard to see/appreciate. Wish there was a way to see it a little more up close.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Peaceful, amazing, beautiful, this place will amaze your senses, physical and also spiritual. A must do visit which you will remember all your life.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A famous ancient temple , just stunning , the emerald buddha is amazing , we felt very moved by the visit , reccommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed the scale and beauty of this palace. The jade buddha itself I actually overlooked the first time I was in the room, as everything around it is so opulent. The most bling place I've been in Asia.

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Butterworth, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

this place is amazing, and worth to visit, Maybe this temple should in the list a must when in bangkok.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This Buddha is at first a little disappointing because it is small. But once you start to examine, you realise its spiritual power that holds your attention. This Buddha wears clothes that are changed each season. This can only be done by the King of Thailand. Just wish I could have been there when it happens. It is part of... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you are in Bangkok for the first time this is the place you should start with. If you were in Bangkok and have not visited the Temple, you missed something very important.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

You won't take any photos in here but the spectacle of the Emerald Buddha is definitely something to behold

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