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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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This is also a must see. you can only take photos from the outside at this particular temple. This is where they held the ceremony for the new king to take over for his dad.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is also a must see. you can only take photos from the outside at this particular temple. This is where they held the ceremony for the new king to take over for his dad.

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I was quite unimpressed by the whole Grand Palace, the emerald Buddha included. The Grand Palace is absolutely mobbed with tourists making it hard to even walk around. You have to go through security just to walk toward it on the street. It is a bunch of extremely ostentatious ornate buildings, with lots of gold and bling and intricate design.... More 

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Get there early. Beautiful ,but quite crowded. Make sure to respect dress code and wear short or long sleeves and bottoms that go past the knees

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really opulent temple and surrounds and definitely worth a visit. Girls need to cover shoulders/legs but can borrow 'wrap' at entrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful temple with amazing architecture. The detail is outstanding. Some people complain that the statue is small but the way it was presented was very impressive. Definitely a must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really loved it but note you must not wear shorts no matter or the length if you are a girl, they must me trousers or a skirt. And have your shoulders covered, Men need long bottoms too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This temple is of great significance to Thai people, and perhaps that's why they prohibit photos in the hall of the Emerald Buddha; I feel it is a shame though, although people taking selfies in front of the Buddha and so on would probably not be appropriate. The Buddha itself is very tiny, but is positioned very high in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing, go, the work, style and creative energy is truly awe inspiring... there's not much else to say..This how imagined Thailand

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Let me start out by saying you cannot take photos inside this temple. You can take all the picture you want outside. We went as part of a tour. The architecture and decorating are amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the obligatoty places you should have seen while visiting Bangkok as tourist. Take the time for it.

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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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