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

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 NEW

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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Bandung, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A great temple, there's much to see but it's so crowded. Maybe next time I go there, I will go earlier. Cause in the afternoon it's so crowded and hot. Remember to bring water

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Melbourne
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

WOW. Second time I have been here. Make sure you get a good guide, makes the experience so much more worthwhile. The tour takes a good 2 house with so much to see and do. It can be very warm out in the open so wear a hat and bring something to fan yourself with. And plenty of water.

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

It is so crowded, go in early morning. Bring water or something. The Emerald Buddha is really small hehe and nooo photo

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

A great temple to visit and learn about the history. Be sure to use a guide so you will get a full tour and all of the history.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The diamond statue is so beautiful. But it is so small that I cannot see. Otherwise, I was not allowed to go inside. So if you want to go insde but not want to pay money, you could find way to hide into the crowd so the guards cannot realize you haha

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Salvador, BA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

When we went, there was an event happening so the area was roped off and we could only look from afar. seems amazing though

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We went several times to visit this temple but were shooed away and told that only the local people may enter. We were directed around the corner to another entrance where a polite man explained it was because the king was there and we were not allowed (as non-Thai people) to enter. He proposed a boat cruise and found Tuk-tuks... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Once you pass by those men in front of the entrance who try to pursue you that the complex is closed for lunch in order to sell you a pretty expensive tuk-tuk drive, you will pay 500 baht per person, and you are inside. For this price you get one bottle of water, and take it because there is no... More

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