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Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)

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Address: Na Phra Lan Road | Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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Located inside the grounds of the Grand Palace, Thailand’s most valued...

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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This is a must visit. This is a WOW visit.

Within the Grand palace complex. Get a map so you know where. Get a guide book so you know what's what and why. If you only visit one place in Bangkok let it be The Grand Palace... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Within the Grand palace complex. Get a map so you know where. Get a guide book so you know what's what and why. If you only visit one place in Bangkok let it be The Grand Palace / Wat Phra Kaew complex. To get there we took the Metro to close to the river, then the river ferry up to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A stunning WAT, Buddha quite small but nonetheless very beautiful and impressive. Be respectful with clothing and remove shoes before entering.

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Suzhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The temple is located on the Grand Palace grounds and is the most beautiful sight to behold. The details on the buildings, stupas and statues are magnificent. Please be respectful, so many tourists are loud and push in the ques which destroys the atmosphere of this site meant for peace and tranquility. If you want to be loud go to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

These amazing and historic temples are located next to the Grand Palace. There is a $500 bath fee, a dress code and you need an ID to enter the grounds. Also, they close at 3:30pm. This is a must seen place while visiting Bangkok. To get there, I would recommend to get the train all the way until BTS Sphan... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This temple is right next to the Grand Palace and a must-see. It's ornate and covered in gold and jewel-tones. You can easily spend hours exploring and seeing everything here, and you'll get some great pictures. Be careful of pickpockets as this is a really touristy area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Is huge and beautiful. Not far away from the city center but visit in the early morning is recommended to avoid bad traffic. Is a must visit attraction in Bangkok but 500 baht entrance fee is too expensive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a temple inside the Grand Palace. It's very well maintained. It's a bit crowded. The outside is really good compared to the inside. The gold plated work on the outside look fabulous. Maybe a visit early morning would be very nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice temple to visit, be respectful an expect to wear pants and remove your shoes when entering. This temple can get crowded with lots of tourists late in the afternoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the important Budda places, very crowded. Don't forget to remove your shoes! Photos a better taken from outside the chamber, as it's not allowed inside

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place was very crowded. Entrance ticket is around 600 TBHT and you need to cover you legs n shoulders.Be careful of tuk-tuk drivers who will try to take to other places. Better is you go to the main entrance by yourself and buy your own ticket.Otherwise nice place with amazing architecture. Its very clean and well maintained

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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 Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.
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