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Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)

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Banglamphu
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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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This is a must if in Bangkok! Absolutely stunning! Both men and women need to wear tops that cover shoulders and a garment that covers your legs. There is a place you can hire... read more

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must if in Bangkok! Absolutely stunning! Both men and women need to wear tops that cover shoulders and a garment that covers your legs. There is a place you can hire- but it's a long queue!

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Great statua of lying Buddha made in gold. Every day full of tourists from all over the world, some of them should learn more about Buddhism...

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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This place is amazing, so beautiful! It is a must see, not much else to say. You should definitely visit! There are lots of tourists, it will be extremely busy so the earlier you go the fewer people there will be. It costs 500 baht to see the temple and the palace. There are lots of little museums and things... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

another place you can miss, as I said it is small compared with the Golden and the reclining Buddahs, but is totally different , the details of the architecture and statues allos for 100's of pictures , each one , different than the other one, recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everywhere you look, this place is amazing. The You have to take your shoes off to enter the temple.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very beautiful art work with details. Though called emarald buddha, was told it was cut with Jade. Photography not allowed inside the temple. Must see place

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Love love love the emerald buddha. It was nice that they kept it solemn but how I wish I could have taken photos.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's busy and very revered. It's also surprising because like the Mona Lisa it is much small that expected but beautiful none the less. Certainly worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A calm place in the midst of a busy junction. Major attraction is the architecture of the temple and the decoration.

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Amazing temple, plan your day trip to Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Very beautiful place, it's a must do in Bangkok. The place gives you a chance to explore architecture and history. Interesting!!!

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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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