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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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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A famous ancient temple , just stunning , the emerald buddha is amazing , we felt very moved by the visit , reccommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed the scale and beauty of this palace. The jade buddha itself I actually overlooked the first time I was in the room, as everything around it is so opulent. The most bling place I've been in Asia.

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Butterworth, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

this place is amazing, and worth to visit, Maybe this temple should in the list a must when in bangkok.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This Buddha is at first a little disappointing because it is small. But once you start to examine, you realise its spiritual power that holds your attention. This Buddha wears clothes that are changed each season. This can only be done by the King of Thailand. Just wish I could have been there when it happens. It is part of... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

If you are in Bangkok for the first time this is the place you should start with. If you were in Bangkok and have not visited the Temple, you missed something very important.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

You won't take any photos in here but the spectacle of the Emerald Buddha is definitely something to behold

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Madison, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I liked it, as I liked all the other temples. The Emerald Buddha is the most important Buddha for Thais, it is beautiful but I think the Reclining is much more! The Wat Phra Kaew museum is very nice, also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, astonishing, amazing..... I loved this temple and all the architecture around it, including the Balcony. The Emerald Buddha is in a breathtaking environment. At the entrance you actually get 3 tickets,one to the Emerald Buddha and all the structure, including the Grand Palace, and two other tickets to two other museums. Be aware that men must wear long trousers... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were surprised by the small to medium size of this Emerald Buddha, but understood the importance of this ancient and long-lasting history of this very precious kind of stone. The temple is decorated with beautiful hand-crafted and colourful tiles. An awesome temple to visit and not to be missed because this is so much part of the Thai Buddism.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

What a fantastic experience, everything is covered in Gold leaf, the Budda is actually Jade, 2000 years old, the whole trip to the Grand Palace was awesome, highly recommended.

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