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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 with a lot of details

This temple is beautiful! It is worth getting around with the map to underestand the history behind. It gets really busy so make sure to go with extra patience and appropriate... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This temple is beautiful! It is worth getting around with the map to underestand the history behind. It gets really busy so make sure to go with extra patience and appropriate clothing.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This temple is so beautiful. One of the most beautiful places we ever saw. Its so much detail and all so nice design.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The temple itself is very beautiful, but the whole Grand Palace is the one thing you can't miss in Bangkok.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

it was a nice experience. we took a private car city and temple tour. but traffic is terrible in Bangkok. But after reaching this place, you wont regret it. Family gentry, conservative clothing preferred

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Newcastle Co. Down Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This really is a sight to see! Will need a few hours to get round it all and see all the temples have to offer. Be sure to bring a shawl to cover shoulders and ensure knees are covered as you will not be allowed to enter without. You can buy clothes from shops inside the palace walls - don't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were here when it rained but even in the rain it was very beautiful. The temple has colorful wall paintings inside. You have to go in barefoot and leave your shoes at the stairs. It is not allowed to take photos inside but you can have a photo from the arcade in front of it. It was not so... More 

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If you want to go here the grand palace is included in the ticket price (500 bhat) it's worth a look but be prepared for many crowds!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Another great temple in Bangkok, and one of the must sees. Same entrance as the grand palace, so there will be lots of people. Dress code is long trousers for men, for women it was ok with skirt down to the knees. Anyway it is possible to borrow clothes, but then another queue. The main attraction is the emerald buddha... More 

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Colored, gold, beautiful architecture. A must see attraction. Can be crowded. Highly recommended. A combination of several beautiful temples and decorations.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This temple complex is beautiful. The number of temples and the architecture is amazing. We spent a few hours just strolling around the different temples. Make sure to spend a little time looking around and enjoying the paintings inside the temple. We got lucky to be able to go in the temple, because it closed early for some ceremony with... 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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