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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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Part of a tour, this was the last temple we visited, very busy, so many people although we did go on a Sunday so not sure if this was why,

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Part of a tour, this was the last temple we visited, very busy, so many people although we did go on a Sunday so not sure if this was why,

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Perhaps outsiders don't appreciate the significance of this "tiny" buddha. I would visit others if time is of the essence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

The temple is situated inside the Royal palace and you are overwhelmed by everything you see. Taking photo is not permited inside but everything is real art: the temple, the exterior walls, the inside decoration and not the last the emerald Buddha.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

It is amazing temple! We found out that this temple is very important for local people. It was a great experience for us to see school girls singing there. All buildings and especially the Emerald Buddha building are very special. Although the Buddha is very small :-), but the perception from the place is grate! My children liked it very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Beware of the tuk-tuk drivers who ask you to visit a giant Buddha image at another temple because they will take you to a FAKE jewelry shop nearby. The weather is usually quite hot, so you will need a fan, an umbrella, and a bottle of water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The Temple of the Emerald Buddha was absolutely breath-taking! The details of the walls and the ceilings was stunning. I couldn't believe how much gold was in one place. I would definitely recommend coming here. There was also a very educational free guided tour that was available.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

An extreme number of people, pushing and shoving and carrying umbrellas to poke your eye out. and constantly taking selfies

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Went to visit this in 2010. Absolutely breathtaking. Stunningly beautiful. Make sure your dressed appropriately.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

You can say you've been to Bangkok without coming here, its an amazing place!! Puts any European royal palace to shame. But be wary of the local tuk tuk drivers, they'll stop and tell you its closed for a religious holiday and if you go with them they'll show you somewhere better. Thankfully we declined 2 very good offers and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Really busy and, even though we wore mid length trousers ( on a really hot day!), they were not deemed long enough so we needed to queue for the hire clothes which were even hotter and made our trip shorter than it may have been. Worth seeing but be patient as there are queues everywhere and it is really hot... More 

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Address: Na Phra Lan Road | Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Phone Number: 02222-0094
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok

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