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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 today

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

Thank Tahirina
Reviewed yesterday

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 2 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 2 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
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visiting this place is a nice experience indeed, but be prepared for awful lots of tourists. Also watch out for selfie sticks. It's very easy to get hit in the head by fellow tourists because the corridors of the temple aren't very wide enough for...More

Thank 56,136,465
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very calming experience visiting the temple of the emerald buddha. The statue is placed at a great height but can be easily viewed.

Thank atm2016
Reviewed 3 days ago

Its really nice and impressing. The buildings are all beautiful with very nice and small details. Its is good to include it in your city tour

2  Thank Elkouteini
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wat Phra Kaew is the main Buddhist Temple in the city. The place is very ancient with the spirit of old days and beautiful. The architecture is amazing. The Temple of is grand and exotic in every conceivable way. Right at the heart of the...More

Thank Fawad M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

He temple is a stunning design that will leave you awed even if you're not religious - though the crowds not so much. It was very busy in Sept so can only imagine the crowds in peak season. Worth seeing if you want but not...More

Thank Kate H
Reviewed 6 days ago

I've been to this place a couple of times and each time i visit this place, I end up spending atleast 2 hours walking about and getting to know the significance of this place. The architecture is highly inspiring and helps you understand Thai culture...More

Thank Mohamed Rizwan K
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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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11 July 2018|
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Response from Ron H | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest the reclining Buddha would be better time spent.
22 March 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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20 March 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