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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Visiting Bangkok and not visiting Wat Phra Kaew is a no go. Be prepared to spend some time exploring all the sights. I especially loved the wall paintings, located in the outer wall of the temple. But also the different and very colourful buildings are must see. Be sure to bring your camera and an extra battery (they unwind quite... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

As Thai, I have been there few times....This temple is an important place for Thai people; it used to be where the Kings lived at the establishment period of Bangkok but the monarchy has not been living there for ages; the temple is still used in some formal royal ceremonies. You will get to see different architecture styles. However, it... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Wonderful place of Bangkok history. i'm sure you will never see the building very beautiful place like this before. delicately. And this temple is very important for Thai people. Because that is temple of the King. yes you know Thai people really love The King. absolutely!!! Once you go there you will feeling of the real peace. so that mean... More

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have been here several times as it is such a lovely place to visit. Especially during the time of summer and winter. The place has some clothing requirements for foreigners, but nothing serious about it. I loved my time every time I went there and it's fantastic place to take a photos.

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The same comments apply as for the Kings Palace - it is in the grounds. The most holy site in Thailand and quite remarkable. I prefer some of the other temples in Bangkok, and the ones in Chiang Mai, all of which are completely free.

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cuenca, ecuador
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The buildings themselves are exquisite and the whole palace complex is breathtaking. The admission is expensive and lines to buy tickets were long. Inside the Emerald Buddha's temple, it was unbelievably crowded, and outside it was uncomfortably hot. A hat and water are highly recommended, although there is a small café with ice cold drinks, coffee, tea and ice cream.... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The temples are stunning yes, the experience as a whole is terrible. It's a huge tourist attraction meaning Thais yelling at tourist in megaphones about wearing the wrong length of pants (!) note leggings are even black ones are not allowed, but see through dresses are (Thai logic?) so you have to walk around wearing a lot of clothes when... More

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Words would do no justice to the Emerald Buddha. I simply urge anyone visiting Bangkok to marvel at this exquisite work with their own eyes.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

So this is how royalty lives! Amazing palace complex. Expensive but turned out to be worth it. I'm very glad I went. Very hot and crowded- bring water!

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

It was busy inside the temple but the statue, which actually is jade (and gold!) is quite magnificent. You must remove your shoes.

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