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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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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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Amazing!

I spent there my entire morning, and could have spent more time if it was not that hot. It is a great and beautiful place.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I spent there my entire morning, and could have spent more time if it was not that hot. It is a great and beautiful place.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The architecture was fabulous, crowded was not bad, the scene made you must go The formal dress was requested. Enjoy the day

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

so we also visited this temple on a private tour. First you do go through security and metal detector before even going down the street then you walk down about a block or so and enter the grounds. If you are not dressed appropiately ( sleeves and below the knees clothes) you will need to go and rent clothes before... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see. A majestic temple. Admire what was built centuries ago. Temples around this one are also admirable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A marvellous temple complex with off course the famouse jade buddah and close to the Kings Palace where you can walk through the grounds. Avoid the midday heat and crowds so go early

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have to said, all the pictures I see about this place make no justice to the magnificient beauty of this place. It really blows my mind and make the trip to this city worthed. wat Phra , or the temple of the Emerald Buddha ismost important Buddhist Temple in Thailand, and is in the middle of the historic centre... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Take pants and flipflops. Also take ID or passport, authorities are not allowing entrance without them. On the way out tuk tuks can take you back to city center, always offer half of what they ask

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not much for the Emerald Buddha but because the entire complex left me absolutely speechless. YOU MUST GO THERE Number one tour in your list. This is by far the most jaw dropping place I have ever been in. Makes Versailles look like a guest house. The gold, the statues, the temples, the pavillions, ALL breathtaking. BUT< MAKE SURE YOU... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

stand at the emarald buddha and be amazed - surely breath-taking, this is an excellent cultural experiece

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Temple is amazing. Beautiful shapes, colours and ornaments. The Emerald Buddha is beautiful. Must to see while in Bangkok. You cannot make photo inside of the Temple. Take care, that women has to wear a top, which covers the shoulders (T-shirt), and a skirt/short below the knees. Men have to wear trousers that goes till the ankle, and a... More 

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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.
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