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Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)

Na Phra Lan Road | Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
+66 2 222 0094
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Na Phra Lan Road | Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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"grand palace"
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"remove your shoes"
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"wear long pants"
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"dress code"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dress code is there. One must cover shoulder and knee. A good place to visit. Photography not allowed in the temple.

Thank Dheerudoc
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Reviewed yesterday

Small and not very impresive for me. Must wear long trousers or skirt and covered shoulders as in every temple.

Thank Lanevada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The temple is great but there is just too many tourists. We couldn’t even get a decent go at the temple as flocks of tourists will just keep everyone moving and suddenly you realize you are near the exit. Everyone is taking photos at every...More

Thank Kam Loong C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing to see the art and construction of this place. So much gold surround the temple with lots of history too. It's a must visit!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I do not have enough word to describe the history of this beautiful place. The trip in itself was an experience.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The most beautiful building within the The Grand Palace Complex. What a great ornamentation, definitely a must visit. Please dress modestly and keep in mind the sanctity of the place. People come here to pray so make sure that we remain silent and no photographs...More

Thank InnonomI
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wat Phra Kaeo is located inside the largest temple complex in Bangkok together with The Grand Palace, and it is absolutely outstanding! To me it represents a big part of Thailand's culture and history and you can spend several hours here letting you be more...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good temple inside Grand Palace complex. Can offer prayer, sit for a while. Light some insence sticks. Offer lotor pod. Lot of chedis and old ramayana paintings on walls within complex, nice gardens, can even try organic juices from Royal projects. Very popular attraction among...More

Thank regm889
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As always, Thailand Wats are unique in their own special ways and this is no less true for this temple. Very peaceful place to give prayers and to visit the monks.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely temple situated inside the Royal palace. Interesting to see, but VERY busy and noisy due to the tourists. You need to wear long pants and cover your shoulders (both men & women) to enter the site. In the temple itself no shoes are allowed....More

Thank Dana-Gabriela A
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their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most
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lovetotravel5270
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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Howard S
March 19, 2018|
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Response from wanderlist10 | Reviewed this property |
It is in the same grounds as the Grand Palace. Go early and expect to spend an hour or two, if you want to see everything/get good pictures etc!
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