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Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)

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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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Na Phra Lan Road | Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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very nice place, seen emerald Buddha in Chiang Mai but this was different, too many people, can get a simple picture right, extremely hot weather, run in for a quick photo session & get out of there ...

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Prabakaran B
Reviewed yesterday

This is what most Thai people/buddhists come to see so it's insanely busy, entry is part of your Grand Palace ticket. However, if it's a temple experience you are after and not the emerald buddha, skip this and go to the reclining buddha - the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very interesting see a Buda with different clothes and the tour guide explains to us The king take care to change that clothes depending the season

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank efrmtz49
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Phra Kaew Temple is a unique temple Indicates Thai I visited the beauty of this temple. I went to Sakagara, the Emerald Buddha. I went to see the soldiers standing guard at this place. He was very strong, standing like a puppet, and very stable....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 6,140,310,510
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The temple is so beautiful, if you see from outside this would be so shining like the heaven, please respect to our Buddha, wearing long cloth or long skirt or long pants if not you cannot go inside temple, the most important is respect to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AnniwaW
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed seeing the temple consisting of various impressive buildings. Unfortunately we were not allowed to take photos from the nice Emerald Buddha. However, even the high number of donation boxes (as always) is a little bit strange this temple is definitely a must see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank anspaul
Reviewed 2 days ago

After seeing many gigantic Buddhas, this one will surprise you by its size. I saw its beauty in the artisan work.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Elena J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Is the most beautiful temple in Thailand. There is a reflection of Thai through various constructions. The atmosphere is calm and shady. There is a unique identity in Thailand. And have various mental images on the wall

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 841ging
Reviewed 2 days ago

Be prepared for crowds, simply an amazing place to visit, so much to take in, my advice is take it slow and try to see every single room that you are allowed in. Be respectful, ladies, cover skin, do not stare at the monks as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank burntashell
Reviewed 3 days ago

I quite enjoyed my visit to Wat Phra Kaew. I was with a Thai friend and his mother and he showed me how you worship in a Buddhist Temple. It was a very moving experience. I expected the Buddha to be larger, but it is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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July 10, 2018|
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Response from Kathryn F | Reviewed this property |
You can do both the Grand Palace grounds which also has the temple with the Emerald Buddha (most special) and Wat Pho which has the Reclining Buddha and the Thai Massage School. Both are close and beautiful. Crowds at the... More
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March 21, 2018|
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Response from AhuvafromTX | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the earlier you can go, the better. You want to avoid both the crowds and the heat. This location also closes early. They stop selling tickets at 3:30, I believe, and close at 4. You can't get a tuk tuk inside this... More
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Howard S
March 19, 2018|
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Response from Rachel H | Reviewed this property |
It is a massive temple complex. To walk around the entire place and soak it in and appreciate, I’d say 2-3 hrs. (The Grand Palace is there as well, but there is nothing to go into; only walk past it) Get there for when it... More
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