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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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Must to see when you are in Bangkok, this temple is really beautiful, enjoy and discover Buddhist Thai culture

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Hong Kong
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The ticket comprises the entry to 3 different building, the Grand Palace and this temple, and 2 museums. Have to visit the other museums to understand the importance of the Emerald Buddha and to appreciate its beauty

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Worth seeing, but if you are expecting something grandiose you will be disappointed. First, the Buddha is not actually Emerald as the name implies, it is out of Jade. This does not make it less beautiful. But it is very small, and far away. You can't take pictures inside. The story of this Temple and how the Buddha moved to... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I was expecting some thing more spacious and huge, but it wasn't as good as I expected. It seemed very nice and thought that must have taken much effort to build it but it didn't amaze me as much as I expected.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Not the largest or most impressive Buddha in Bangkok by any means but an interesting story and a very peace Wat to visit.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The significance of this temple might be lost to non-Buddhists but the architectural design is grand and elegant,with intricate inlaid mosaic pillars and a gilded altar. The iconic Buddha is merely 2 feet tall carved out of jade ( emerald refers to the color). This is the most sacred of Buddhist temples (similar to Mecca) and for that reason alone,... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Really liked this bit of my visit to Bangkok. The little fella really makes you think. Would go back again and again.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

As part of the Grand Palace visit this is acceptable. Otherwise this temple is too crowded to be enjoyed. With all due respect to the Buddha the statue is difficult to view because of the size (small).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

As a group of four we picked up a guide inside the gates (no scam involved) and found this a great way to go. The temple and palace grounds are extensive and she took us to key points, shared her knowledge and was our personal photographer! She kept us moving along on a hot day and found us shady, breezy... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

More than likely you will get approached by local men, tut tut & taxi drivers telling you that temple is closed or that people are praying , talking you into going somewhere else , getting a boat . DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM - even if they say they work there . One man told us he was security but... More

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