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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
02222-0094
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Ranked #7 of 274 Attractions in Bangkok
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The place was very crowded however one may understand why so many wish to see it! It is indeed very impressive how the details are placed and the luxury in this building. Very different from everything I've seen!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I appreciate that the temple is essentially a place of worship and the greater priority is to be given to those who revere the Buddha but as a tourist attraction it's a little disappointing. The significance and history of the Buddha's not wasted on my but i think i'd have prefered to have just read about the legend and enjoyed... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Any trip to Thailand must have a visit to a temple. If you only go to one make this one. You will never have seen a Buddha like this.

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Cavite, Cavite City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

even though the area is frequently mobbed by tourists (as it is one of their prime attraction) the destination still has that solemn vibe in it. Everyone coming from various religions visit this and show respect while inside. I don't have any problems with taking off my shoes before I enter the temple or not being allowed to wear clothes... More

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Over run with people and combined price with the Grand Palace is 1000bht or US$35, not worth it! Yes the space and structures are breathtaking, but the crowds spoil it all. Cannot recommend this attraction.

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Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Wat Phra Kaew is the part of rand Palace. The temple is sparkling with gold and gems, Buddha itself is quite small but due to many people praying it was very spiritual. Also they are changing Buddha's clothes depending on the season. I would advise to get an audio guide to learn more about the temple and Grand Palace as... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

it is 1 of the most popular place in Banhgkok.....Big Touristic attraction BUT to give 500 Baht for enter to the Temple(because i am no Thai...Thai people can enter Free)....i think that is too much!!!!i prefer go and spend these money for food or give to the poor than give in the Temple..... Execept of this thing,the place is very... More

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Bring long pants and cover your shoulders. They lend clothes there, but it'll save quite a bit of time if you come appropriately dressed. Try to go on a cooler day or bring an umbrella, a lot of time in the sun.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

You have to dress properly or deposit some money and get some outfit in the entrance. When you return the clothes they refund your money. T-shirts are OK but shorts, torn jeans, sleeveless everything is not OK. This is a huge place, lots of things to see. I advice you to get a audioguide that you can use for both... More

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Stoughton, wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

So the first thing I will say is TAKE THE TOUR! There is a free tour that goes every half hour, only lasts an hour, but will help you get so much more out of the sights than if you were just to walk around yourself. And IT IS AMAZING! So ornate and there is so much history. Every angle... More

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