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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
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Reviewed yesterday

visit a the end of the evening; beautiful sunset and less crowded. Great massage place but go and book first before visiting the place.

Thank BKK92
Reviewed yesterday

The architecture is amazing! be there in the morning or it will be really hot.every corner worth of capturing amazing pictures

Thank aida998
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very crowded temple, but if you are in Bangkok you have to see it. It is a fantastic architecture and a place where you can give respect to Buda even if you aren't a Buddist.

Thank nefertari1313
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful temple and left us with a feeling of respect for Buddhism. I would highly recommend going with a tour guide to get the most our of it. We used Buffalo Tours and our guide had so much knowledge to share. I didn't know how...More

Thank Barbie F
Reviewed yesterday

You can click good pictures, worship Buddha. You will get peace and pictures. Nice place to visit. There's nice shop you can buy Thailand versions of Hindu gods. they have slight difference from India but you would love to see them and maybe buy them.

Thank RushabhA15
Reviewed 2 days ago

Extraordinary construction and design, lots to take photos of. You can even take a photo if you kindly ask permission from one of the Royal Guards to have a photo taken with them, but they are not like the guards in England where you can...More

Thank matthew z
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a nice temple and the intricate work/details on the structure was amazing to look at first hand.

Thank Tahirina
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting and rich from the outside and inside - though the statue of Bhudda is kind of small (but still impressive). This place has a pretty strict dress code co beware of naked shoulders/knees. Also, since it's inside the grand palace complex it's usually...More

Thank kochamkinie
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of Bangkok’s iconic sites and a must see. It is part of a larger Grand Palace tour and Wat Pho is nearby (the Temple of the Reckining Buddha) - another must see so do them all together. NOTE! Be VERY careful with dress. There...More

Thank GaryWhite2013
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the must see places around the area. Inside and outside it's splendid and spectacular. But be careful and research in advance since there are tourist scams around the area. Some tuk-tuks and taxis will approach and try to tell you that the place...More

Thank peerapatp
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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
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July 10, 2018|
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Response from Ron H | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest the reclining Buddha would be better time spent.
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
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