Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew
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P mook
Bangkok, Thailand7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
The number of Buddhist temples in Bangkok is also quite large, the Jade Buddha Temple is a very unique building, the whole Buddhist temple looks very unique, the golden dome, neat green, is a royal temple style structure, like the scenery and atmosphere here, quiet and magnificent.
Written 23 May 2021
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Bouy TorQue
Ko Samui, Thailand738 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
wow wow wow........very special to be able to have the opportunity to experience this when they had a ceremony - l was there at the right time . The lantern lit entrance was spectacular and. the feeling of a night time entering this amazing building can be quite overwhelming
Written 4 November 2019
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Ragil R
Bangkok, Thailand121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Before visiting the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, It’s worth taking at least a quick glance at the history behind the statue which is housed at its centre and after which it is named. Recorded as existing as far back as the early 1400s, the story of this statue encompasses significant parts of the history of the people and the country. Originating in the Lanna kingdom in what is now northern Thailand, and being enshrined in Bangkok at the beginning of the Chakri Dynasty, it continues to hold a central place in Thai culture, being part of major religious and royal rites annually. Understanding this really allows you to put in context what appears to be a rather small statue seen from a distance.

However this temple is not just about the statue, as the grounds contain not only amazing architecture from a variety of periods, built during restorations and renovations by previous Kings, but also a plethora of statues dotted around the area, both created in Thailand, and brought by trade from China.

A favourite for many, including myself, is the golden chedi held up by brightly coloured yakkas, But it is worth spending some time exploring the knocks and crannies and finding beautiful bowls, statues, designs and views all over the place.

One thing to be aware of, is that due to the huge popularity of this temple and the whole area, it can get extremely busy, So be prepared for the crowds or try and make it as early as possible.
Written 15 April 2019
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AdelaThen
Kuching, Malaysia14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Wat Phra Kaew is a great place to visit but it is overcrowded. Before entering the grounds of Wat Phra Kaew some locals may try to trick you saying that it is closed & also that your clothes are too revealing so that you would buy clothes to cover up from them. To avoid being tricked by these people,do wear modest clothing to visit this place. Wear something which is not too tight, not showing off your shoulders and cleavage, skirt or pants below the knees and you're good to go! Keep in mind that this is a place of worship and do show some respect 😊
Written 21 August 2018
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RoRoBrisbane
Brisbane241 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Wat Phra Kaew is quite a nice temple, but three of the first seven reviews shown here are for the temple of the same name in Bangkok! Not very helpful for visitors to Chiang Khong.
Written 6 February 2018
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agingone
Bangkok, Thailand59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
Well I thought we were wondering but my wife had a plan. To find Wat Phra Kaew Chaing Khong. For Buddhists its very special as it is closely connected to the other two more famous ones In Bangkok and Chaing Rai.
Its nice as we could walk along the river till the steps and street up to the temple. Its was very quiet, also cold as it was winter in Thailand and a cold snap came in. For us 12 degrees is cold.

The monks keep it clean and well kept up, the Boat and surrounding small halls are nice. It not big at all and can be toured and photographed in an hour.
Written 29 January 2018
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CarloHelmond
Helmond, The Netherlands664 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
This is a great place with cultural significance. It can get very crowded. Make sure you are there early. Also to avoid the heat
Written 19 November 2016
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Tommy S
Enid, OK182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Family
This place is huge! Very busy with tourists and you need to spend some time there to try to see it all but very worth your time. Beautiful Temples and buildings to see. I will definitely go back on my next trip.
Written 15 November 2015
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Kayla V
68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Solo
Although pretty busy, the temple was something I found to be a great cultural experience after visiting the temple ruins Ankgor Wat, Cambodia. This temple even has a miniature Angkor Wat model on display, the significance of this I'm unsure..?

I only spent a little over an hour at both the temple and the Grand Palace, it's very congested and difficult to grab nice pictures of the area because of this. If you're interested in history and more about the Buddhist culture behind the temple, and the significance of the Emerald Buddha, I would suggest reading up on it briefly before going to visit, or making sure you can arrange a tour guide.

Your ticket at the temple and the Grand Palace, is also available to use at the Dusit Palace Park? You would have to double check if you're interested in this option, as the palace and/or Palace Park is not directly in the temple and Grand Palace vicinity.

Beyond beautiful is the craftsmanship of the temple, including the intricate details. It is quite unbelievable and just something neat to visit as its like nothing else.
Written 11 October 2015
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maleehua
Chiang Khong, Thailand54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
just have a time at morning not too hot, At noon maybe not a good time. Thai and the temple is the way of life here. Nice place
to visit.
Written 25 June 2015
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