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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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68 reviews 68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

i loved the place....very interesting and the beautiful display of budhas...lots of tourists....if you are interested in seeing landmarks...this is the place...

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Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

In fact, the Budda in side this temple is a Jade Budda, it was in Cambodia many centuries ago and was brought back to Thailand, kept first in the former capital Sokhothai, then brought to Bangkok and kept in this temple.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The golden structures around the statue are stunning and you can feel the peace and aesthatic charm of the place if you give some time inside the temple.

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Bangalore, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you want to see Thai tradition and architecture don't miss this. Intricate floral work, inspiration from indo-Sino architecture is really whaw !

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Tucson, Arizona
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This wat stunned us as soon as we entered it. Colorful giant (16 ft. tall) yakshas (demons) immediately come into view as does the beautiful gold chedi (Phra Si Rattana). Because we got there when the wat had just opened, the guide there told us to go see the Emerald Buddha first because the temple housing it would get crowded... More

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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

What a shame such a wonderful tourist attraction is tainted by a total lack of regulation of street scamsters! This is one of the world's great attractions, but yet we had a very ordinary experience which ruined what should have been a great day. From Sapphin Taksin station we walked to the river where we were conned into a river... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Should be on everybody's itenerary. Iconic Thai Temple, with a very special Buddha. And who wants to admit havn visited Bangkok without seeing this one?

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Saint Sauveur des Monts, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Do not go there. Entrance fee is absolutely ridiculous, 500B, even for kids. If they are less than 120 cm, which cannot happen with regular western kids of 6 and older. They force you to dress like a monk if you wear shorts or short sleeves, with pants and sarongs they lend you (another 500B deposit, but you get it... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a great place to visit. The architecture is beautiful and the have beautiful wall paintings on the side when you go in. You can also take a lot of photographs here. However, be sure to get there early to avoid the crowd and bring along lots of water to rehydrate.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is the best of all, if you have to see one temple see this, it's Grand and spectacular. Spend about 1to2 hours in such splendour fit for a King. Expensive entrance fee but well worth a visit. Excellent for photo too

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