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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
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Phone Number: 02222-0094
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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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If you are first time in Bangkok and haven't a lot time to visit all buddhist temples - come here and see all the best - the Emerald Buddha. Grand Palace is located near Wat... read more

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

If you are first time in Bangkok and haven't a lot time to visit all buddhist temples - come here and see all the best - the Emerald Buddha. Grand Palace is located near Wat Phra Kaew,

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

beautifull temple (really worthwhile) but far to many visitors, especially large groups of tourists/locusts. Crowd control is highly unfriendly with a megaphone and loud whitsles IN the temple. They should sell a limited number of tickets, with a timeslot and reduce the number of tourist groups. For 500 bath per ticket, it feels like a Thai themed funpark, with the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Included with the Palace tour you'll be amazed at the workmanship and wonder at the time it took to build these buildings that house the Buddah's. This buddah was found in 1434 in Chiang Rai - covered in plaster to disguise the stone underneath which is in fact Jade, not emerald. Long history ….

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

very busy palace,long walking involved but well worth the visit,try to get there early and if not on a tour just ignore everyone and walk through gates and buy ticket as alot of scam taxis and tuk tuk around there.

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Absolutely stunning temple- very busy and so hot to walk around. A lot to take it but got some great photos. one of the best things we saw in Bangkok!

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Loved this place. The amount of detail is insane. So much to take in but not enough time with everything else to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Would seem strange to visit Bangkok and not this site. A beautiful Buddha which is surprisingly green!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Make sure you have enough time for a visit, the Grand Palace gets really busy. It is a big property, lots of walking, lots of people moving in all directions. Make sure you are dressed correctly. Long trousers, and shirts with (short) sleeves are allowed. A scarf wrapped around your shoulders does not count (for foreigners only it seems though).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a MUST see when visiting Bangkok!!! Allow yourself enough time to get in as there are lots of tourist groups. You feel a bit like you are in a sardine can to get to the Emerald Buddha but its hard not to be moved when you see him and his temple. The rest of the Grand Palace is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wat Phra Kaew is the main temple in Thailand - therefore, it should be visited. The temple building shines in the sunlight, which can be dazzling on the human eye. There is a valuable emerald Buddha statue inside - the most sacred in Thailand. Surrounding the temple are murals that tell the story of the Ramakien, which is the Thai... More 

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Banglamphu
While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok, it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.