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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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This temple is on the grounds of the Grand Palace. It is Thailand's most holy place. You are allowed to photograph the holy Buddha statue but only from outside. As it is a small... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This temple is on the grounds of the Grand Palace. It is Thailand's most holy place. You are allowed to photograph the holy Buddha statue but only from outside. As it is a small statue, don't forget your telelens. Three times a year the Buddha gets a new dress. This is done by the king. On those days you are... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The temple of emerald Buddha is beautiful and sort a day trip. Entry fee is 500 baht (combined ticket with grand palace). Audio guide/personal guide services can be bought at the entrance for an additional fee (which is advisible if you want to know more about the culture). The statue of Buddha in itself is majestic and if breathtaking beauty.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was really fascinated by the beauty of the amazing Temple of the Emerald Buddha ( Wat Phra Kaew ). This temple is very different from the temples in Indonesia. Temples in Indonesia was made of stone structure, while the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) was made of ornaments such as coating metals such as gold and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the most interesting place I have been to I was nearly 5hours there as there is so mush to see every thing is gold, the statues are beautiful and you just want to study how they have made them beautiful place to visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This cannot be reviewed, what a great place to go. At sometimes crowdy, so go early or after 15.00 hrs. Be aware to wear long sleeves/trousers. Although you can rent some. The temple is so beautiful restored. A lot of gold and with a lot of details. Defeneitely worth the visiy

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This temple is located inside of the Palace, as many other people have helpfully pointed out. I would like to remind everyone: THERE ARE NO PHOTOS ALLOWED INSIDE. We saw a security guard physically take a camera away from a tourist who violated this rule. He wouldn't return the camera for about 15 minutes. Snapping a quick photo for you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

By far the most dazzling temple we saw in Thailand. Enormous, modern, glittering statutes and structures in every direction - it's clear why this is the national temple of Thailand. Absolutely swamped though - I'd try to go either in low tourist season or at a low volume time of day (e.g. super early in the morning). Also, get a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an eminent temple in Bangkok, which is located within the compound of Grand Palace. Bad thing is nowadays too many tourists throng this temple, making it not a relaxing trip when visit this temple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a very humbling experience. The jade Budha is surrounded by all the dead kings statues. The Budha has different season coats made of gold. Only the King can change the coats, however the now the King is older his son changes them. Your not allowed to speak but that adds to the experience. A must see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a very beautiful place and must be amazing to stay there for longer than we did. It has too many people, so it's robbed of the peace and good energy it clearly has...

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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.