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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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Beautiful grounds, temple, leave plenty of time because there are many many crowds of tourists. Dress properly because this is part of the Grand Palace. They do have garments to... read more

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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Beautiful grounds, temple, leave plenty of time because there are many many crowds of tourists. Dress properly because this is part of the Grand Palace. They do have garments to borrow (w/ deposit). They have been asking for passports at the checkpoint outside the entrance due to the increased traffic for paying respects to the late King.

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Our visit was in September a must when you visit Bangkok. arrive early morning best time or it gets very busy. Amazing place. peaceful just beautiful. Beware of pick pockets!!

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Another must see on any visit to Bankok,this Buddha is not huge like all the others but a quite small Jade Buddha but a must see nevertheless.

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Grand Palace Emerald Temple How to Reach take bus no 25,508 or 48 to reach Grand Palace from ploenchit center.(these buses will charge around 15 Baht/person from ploenchit center to what pho) Wat pho is around 700 m from Grand Palace. Walk able distance Time 6:30a.m.-3:30pm Entry Charges 500 Baht/person Camera Allowed Yes Best time to visit Early morning Ideal... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent temple with architecture which amplifies the local culture - very well maintained and teeming with tourists - but still worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this place is so excellent. I simply wish I went to Bangkok when it was cooler.. June is extremely muggy and with the group that this sanctuary pulls in, it gets exceptionally awkward. other then that simply observing this astounding spot conveyed tears to my eyes.. An absolute must see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The temple was gorgeous although completely packed. This is to be expected though. I preferred the areas around the Temple of the Emerald Buddha which had lots of details and gold spires, etc. The actual Emerald Buddha was actually extremely small and did not impress me like I thought it would. Still worth a visit but perhaps garner your expectations

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This temple is a must to see and of course you must stand in front in the same standing position for a photo.

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Definitely a must visit for first time travelers to Bangkok and anyone interested in viewing all the cultural heritage Bangkok has to offer

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I visit with my friend on same day when see grand place saw also what wao what phra get by ferry they charge 4 baht for each side

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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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