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Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)

Na Phra Lan Road | Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
+66 2 222 0094
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US$ 43.41*
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Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour
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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
+66 2 222 0094
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Reviewed yesterday

The palace complex is a must see for visitors. Unfortunately it's overrun with tourists, so very crowded. You have to take your shoes off to go into this temple (and there's a strict dress code, check rules in advance), but note you cannot take a...More

Thank BethanieKay
Reviewed yesterday

This amazing temple is to me the main attraction inside the Grand Palace. Keep in mind that photos are not allowed inside and non Thais cannot enter the front of the room. This is a temple datet to the year 1782. Whatever you do at...More

Thank Sanukmak555
Reviewed yesterday

There are plenty of temples to see in Thailand and this one is one of the TTs (tourist traps). There were so many tourists we were fighting the crowds & umbrellas the whole time. One man actually physically pushed my wife out of the way...More

1  Thank dshaw23
Reviewed 2 days ago

The temple is just beautiful.....very ornate and spectacular....the cost to enter is 500 baht and is worth it......free tour is available and there are a few buildings to explore...a real must see in Bangkok

Thank Mathew M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Like many other temples in thailand, it’s not just one temple but an entire complex. The emerald buddha is but one temple, and the emerald buddha is tiny, high up, and I didn’t even realise that was him at first. The entrance fee includes a...More

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not to be missed. The Buddha itself is quite small and photos are not allowed. The history of this temple is fascinating.

Thank NoosaKings
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is located within the palace grounds and at the time of our visit was absolutely packed with visitors although I understand it is usually a lot quieter and visitors can sit and contemplate. The Buddha wasn't as big as...More

Thank capejoy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing place. It is like to be inside a jewelry in a huge size. Try to avoid weekend as it is too busy that you can hardly walk. The ticket it is a bit expensive to be Thailand, 500bath. I think it is a magic...More

Thank M_A_G_Andres
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So much glitz and glamour that it takes a wee bit of time to actually identify the emerald Buddha at the top of the mountain of gold and shiny baubles. Again, very detailed and impressive.

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 5 days ago

This temple was beautiful, filled with loads of statues all around the place. Temple is big with part of the place not accessible to tourist as they are reserved for resident monks but still very big and having lots to see.

Thank Anju R
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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22 October 2017|
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Response from bhusantimla | Reviewed this property |
This cost includes entrance of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) & Grand Palace, and its general facilities to the visitors only. This 500B is moderate when compared with rich arts & culture well maintained... More
Julie R
18 October 2017|
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Response from Adrian N | Reviewed this property |
No! Not for foreigners. I was there 5 hours ago. No access to the ground.
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Response from Sharron E | Reviewed this property |
it depends on what else you want to look. The emerald buddha doesn't take long but we wanted to see the palace. This place is just gorgeous. It took us about 4 hours and then we walked from here to see the reclining buddha... More