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Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)

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Address: Na Phra Lan Road | Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Phone Number: 02222-0094
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Description: Located inside the grounds of the Grand Palace, Thailand’s most valued...
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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From the religious and historical standpoints this is an important stop in the exploration of Bangkok. It is also an architectural delight distilling much of Thai traditional... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Pasig, Rizal, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

From the religious and historical standpoints this is an important stop in the exploration of Bangkok. It is also an architectural delight distilling much of Thai traditional design in one general area. Be respectful as this is an actual place of prayer. Dress appropriately. Try to visit in the morning when it is cooler.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Must visit on temple tour of Bangkok. Whether you are on a honeymoon or bachelor outing it is a must visit. Emerald Buddha is the symbol of rich thai cultural heritage

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

a beautifully preserved temple with a magnificent statute. dislike, the attitude of people managing the place. not many foreigners are aware about removal of shoes at temples and there should be proper guidance

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Was great to visit the Emerald Buddha. It was a very packed day - be sure to take off your shoes before entering and do not take photos of it - you must respect their culture!

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Wow!!!! Wow!!!! Wow!!! you cannot imagine the details on this temple it is truly stunning... a must see!!!!

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Absolutely stunning! What everyone thinks of when they think of the Far East. Can get a little hot, but plenty of places to sit and relax in the shade. If you come improperly dressed, officials can supply you with FREE "proper" clothing at the entrance. Can be combined with a short walk to the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Best... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

anyone going here for the first time stand by to be impressed and make sure there is plenty of space on the memory card

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Worth the visit, but VERY crowded and no pictures allowed inside the building. Interesting point is the seasonal costume which is fitted to the Buddha!

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Failing to visit Wat Phra Kaew on Na Phra Lan Road- the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, would be like missing out the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Let me offer two reasons for this. 1. The sheer scale of the glittering, soaring beauty of the Temple itself is...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The temple and the palace...the whole are is mesmerizing. Very beautiful. Downside: very crowded with locals!!!

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