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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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Ranked #3 of 217 Attractions in Bangkok
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Located inside the grounds of the Grand Palace, Thailand’s most...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Being Buddhist myself I found this place wonderful, in the temple of Emerald Buddha there are hundreds of visitors coming and going, but nothing disturbs your meditation. Wonderful place.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I should preface my review with this disclaimer: I visited Wat Pho and Wat Traimit the day before and I am completely "templed" out. That, and then they asked me to wear a sarong over my leggings (even though I was wearing a long shirt, with sleeves, that covered my bottom, which was perfectly acceptable at BOTH temples yesterday) I... More 

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Kawasaki, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

you need to wear long pants and a shirt with sleeves. so many foreign visitors and I thought they annoy the prayers. Unless you can respect Buddhism, you should not visit there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This temple is few minutes walk from the reclining budha temple and beside the palace grounds. Theres a lot of spot to take pictures with. Usually pack so be sure you are mindful of youre stuff.. Dont forget to wear shirts with sleeves and long pants as the guards are very strict. There are some vendors selling clothes just outside... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I would suggest that you take a guided tour of the Old capital of Thailand, this will include the emerald Buddha and other attractions

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Despite the overcrowdedness, the environ was serene but also stinky with sweat of visitors! When we visited, a politician or royalty had come to visit the temple leading to a 40 minute delay in entrance

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Situated within the grounds of the Grand Palace. This is a very spiritual place to visit. So beautiful. Great place to sit in contemplative silence. Admire the Emerald Buddha, the ambience, the artwork. As a sign of respect, No shoes, no hats and modest clothing...which means covering arms and legs.... is required in all of the temples. Standing at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This ornate temple is absolutely beautiful! The chaos outside is completely halted upon entering the temple and seeing the shrine. I did not expect to be so affected by its beauty and calming presence. There are signs advising NO PHOTOS but of course there are still tourists who do which I found very disrespectful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

A small buddha made of Jade not Emerald and set way up high. As it was "winter" he had been dressed in his gold winter finery. A peaceful temple despite all the bustle

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

take your time to sit to one side in the temple and enjoy the silence and beauty !!! Beautiful and omnipresent

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