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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
Banglamphu
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It's a must to see a very beautiful of Bangkok Highlight, Temple of The Emerald Buddha and Grand Palace.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Amazing Thailand the temple is in the Bangkok. When you visit Thailand don't miss to visit here,because it is the popular one in Thailand

Date of experience: December 2018
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One of many pretty impressive temples around the region. A must for tourists at least once. Wear long pants, be respectful and check opening times and transport. Scammers around so be aware.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

The second time I have been here. Was less crowded so easier to see more of the room and take it in. Weather was more accomodating. Is always worth the visit to take in the architecture.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AUSjasong
Reviewed yesterday

Part of the Grand Palace, be ready to deal with big crows, sometimes rude guards and ensure that you are dressed appropriately to visit the Palace and temple. Shoulders must be covered by a shirt not a sarong and pants must pass the knee, if...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely amazing with emerald budha. Said was original made from emerald. Enterance fee 500 baht. No photo was announced every corner of temple.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anthony111yes
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The Emerald Buddha is housed in a small temple within the Grand Palace complex. It is one of the most holy places. You can stand at the door to take photos but it is not allowed inside. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Obviously the beauty and history are amazing. The dress code is enforced and they will work with you to help you cover anything that needs covering. We shuffled along with the crowd it was very hot and humid. If you can find a good guide...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sweet little Temple in the Grand Palace Complex Area. The Building is ornate with lots of Gold and Only the King can Dress the Little Jade Buddha. Can't take Pictures in the Temple but Standing outside with Telephoto Shot. Take Your Shoes off

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank andypandaNashville
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Must visit place for all travellers, amazing breathtaking structures to see.its very very beautiful place, very colourful building structures, a place to click lotsa pics, though inside the temple where emerald buddha statue is there pics are not allowed, but one can take many pics...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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
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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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