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Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
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Ranked #3 of 639 things to do in Bangkok
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Temple was good for taking pictures & walk friendly, Nothing to dislike. Everything was to my liking/

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Wat Phra Kaew is on the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok located at Thanon Na Phra Lan Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon Bangkok 10200. Visitors are required to confirm to strict dress codes for entry : No sleeveless shirts/blouses and no shorts. Clean shirts and trousers are available on loan upon a modest deposit. There are three different sets of gold clothing for the 45cm tall jadeite buddha which are changed by the King of Thailand in the 1st Waning of Lunar Months 4, 8 and 12 (around March, July and November). The three sets of gold garments correspond to Thailand's summer season, rainy season, and cool season. The two sets of gold clothing not in use at any given time are kept on display in the nearby Pavilion of Regalia, Royal Decorations and Thai Coins on the grounds of the Grand Palace, where the public may view them.

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Avoid the crowds by going mid-week. But note that some of the complex is closed on Mondays. Travel to and from the Grand Palace by boat from the many river piers - only 40 Baht per single trip - to avoid the taxi scams. Totally ignore the persistent hawkers. Keep your belongings safe. Take note of the need for conservative dress - even if the heat and humidity is high!! BTW a small booklet is worth purchasing there at about 20 Baht. It tells the history of the Emerald Buddha. Note that there are no monks working at this Wat / Temple - so you wont see a working Temple. Better jade / emerald Buddhas can be seen at the Jade Temple in Chiang Mai.

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

I do not know if we were scammed, or if there was an actual ceremony/practice last Monday, October 22. But we were not able to enter the grand palace, but instead just marvel at the emerald buddha. It was small, but the details surrounding it were so intricate. It is a must-go to in Bangkok, but goodluck because of all the tourist traps surrounding the area. We got there at around 1230 and were told that the entrance to Emerald Buddha is at 1. The temples around the main temple are nice as well, good for photo ops.

Be sure to wear pants and sandals/shoes, because they will hound you. They are strict with these things, and the rentals are unhygienic.

2  Thank filipinotraveler21
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

I really enjoyed our time at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The temple was so amazing, and, of course, the Buddha is a site that shouldn't be missed. We were there in November, and even at that time of year, it was pretty warm. Even still, we had no issue renting the required long pants needed to see the temple.

Thank Janet C
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