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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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Very beautiful. It's worth pushing through the crowds

This temple is absolutely amazing. Every part of the temple is covered with glitter and gold. The temple is a compound with walls and buildings in the middle. We spent over an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This temple is absolutely amazing. Every part of the temple is covered with glitter and gold. The temple is a compound with walls and buildings in the middle. We spent over an hour here admiring the murals and fascinating workmanship. The main place of worship is the tallest building in the middle of the compound. You must take your shoes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Overpriced to get into the grand palace grounds and ridiculously crowded. Your rushed in and rushed out and as I'm sure you will have read before you go there the emerald buddah is TINY. Having said that, would be a shame to come all this way and not see it, I guess they know that, which is why they charge... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

You are not allowed to take pictures from inside, but certainly from outside. One of the best pilgrim attractions in Thailand.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We visited this today, and was in awe walking around the buildings and monuments. The emerald Buddha is only small but is housed in one of the big buildings which is lavishly decorated. No photos allowed inside so no picture of the emerald Buddha itself... This is part of the grand palace. You need to cover up your legs and... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The size of this place is increadable and the detail and colours of the temples and statues is just beautiful. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was a great place to visit. Full of history and colour. Worth going with a tour to get the history. Very crowded, hat and water bottles good idea. Cant really visit Bangkok without seeing this.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This temple is in the ground of the grand palace it is included in the entry fee to the Grand palace if you only have a short time in Bangkok you must visit the grand Palace and the Temple you can do it yourself its easy to get around taxi are very cheap

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It seems that the most reviewers leave comments about overall (not only Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which is only one of) the complex, which is indeed very nice. But if reviewing just Temple of the Emerald Buddha (which should be), it is indeed nothing special even compared with remaining complex structures. Very crowded, I would say too much too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you do a one day Bangkok guided tour, this temple will almost always be on that tour itinerary. Enjoy the beauty, beware the crowds. There are many interesting temples around Bangkok that are not so packed with tour groups.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Inside the grand palace the place is packed and it is very hot but I would not recommend missing it, the buddha itself is 30 centimeters but it is in a stunning place

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