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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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Inside the Palace. Can visit you have time.

All Buddha temple are more or less similar. The emerald Buddha is beautiful too. It is inside the Palace, if you have to pay an entrance fee of 500bhat, I'd say it's definitely... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Pondichéry, Pondicherry, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

All Buddha temple are more or less similar. The emerald Buddha is beautiful too. It is inside the Palace, if you have to pay an entrance fee of 500bhat, I'd say it's definitely not a must do.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Part of Grand Palace, its a must see. It portrays the culture and architecture of Thai and Buddhism. Its beautiful, one must pay visit. Entrance fee is THB500 but worth it, too crowded but what else would expect from a beautiful place like this. Must cover yourself in order to enter including proper shoes.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Grand palace is closed because of the death of the king, but this part and the Textile museum is open. We bought the audio tour, it was very interesting and we did see everything.

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Only 5 stars because I can't leave anymore. It's a must seen place.! You need to spend at least one hour to be able to see and take photos.. it's amazing..

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whilst exploring the Grand Palace when finished only a very short walk up the main road leads you to this Temple just past the Three Elephants Statue obviously not as Grand or as big as the Grand Palace,but still worth taking the time out to visit and it's free.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Entrance fee = 500 bath Thousands of visitors everywhere. A little bit overwhelming. It is extremely beautiful and so well maintained. It was very hot when I visited it, so bring some water and sun's cream. There are fountains with filtered water inside.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

they didn't let me in the main building because i was wearing trousers even though i paid the ticket. generally nice place but so packed with tourists that I would reconsider

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been to the Grand Palace temples three (3) times and if you don't have patience, then don't come. First of all, the temple complex is gorgeous and worth seeing. But the overwhelming crowds of Chinese and Japanese tourists absolutely DESTROY any good experience one could have here. Also, my friend forgot his go-pro was on (it was mounted to... More 

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Nice area to visit when visiting the grand palace and the history behind it is very interesting even for my partner and i who arent into that sort of thing. Really enjoyed it but was very frustrating when people ignored the no photos inside the temple signs!! And was very visible how much the locals were annoyed by this.

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We visited here as part of a tour of the Grand Palace, and being interested in architecture, found it very interesting. Be aware that it is a place of worship, so be respectful to those worshiping here, and note that photography is strictly forbidden inside the temple – and enforced (be content with photos you can see on the internet).... 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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