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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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Take pants and flipflops. Also take ID or passport, authorities are not allowing entrance without them. On the way out tuk tuks can take you back to city center, always offer half... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Take pants and flipflops. Also take ID or passport, authorities are not allowing entrance without them. On the way out tuk tuks can take you back to city center, always offer half of what they ask

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not much for the Emerald Buddha but because the entire complex left me absolutely speechless. YOU MUST GO THERE Number one tour in your list. This is by far the most jaw dropping place I have ever been in. Makes Versailles look like a guest house. The gold, the statues, the temples, the pavillions, ALL breathtaking. BUT< MAKE SURE YOU... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

stand at the emarald buddha and be amazed - surely breath-taking, this is an excellent cultural experiece

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The Temple is amazing. Beautiful shapes, colours and ornaments. The Emerald Buddha is beautiful. Must to see while in Bangkok. You cannot make photo inside of the Temple. Take care, that women has to wear a top, which covers the shoulders (T-shirt), and a skirt/short below the knees. Men have to wear trousers that goes till the ankle, and a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In the Grand Palace complex is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha which is lovely but is actually made of jade. Foreigners pay a whooping 500 Baht to get into the Grand Palace temple complex and you MUST dress appropriately or they won't let you in. Before entering this temple you must also remove your shoes and hats. It's busy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a waste if you missed these amazing Wat Phra Keaw...a must visit the supreme of all Wat where the majestic chapel keeps the little Emerald Buddha...he's the season the founding of Chakri Dynasty how a soldier captured him from Laos bout three centuries ago and made him Rama 1. The whole chapel furnished with gold elements and he sits... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Impressive. Decadent. Just simply amazing. The top attraction for me in Bangkok. It took a long, long walk to get there, so bring some water. Also, your passport. They said we'd need to cover our shoulders so I brought a wrap, but it was not enough and they made me buy a t-shirt. Oh well, my fault. Worth it.

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Hot day. Way too crowded. Thursday around 11:30am. The emerald buddha is actually made of jade and is pretty tiny. It's like Disney world to get in and through the crowds. Not worth it in my opinion.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You can see the Emerald Buddha as part of the 500 bhat ticket for the Grand Palace. This is the most sacred Buddha of the Thia people. He is not very big and you can't take a picture of him in the temple only from outside. You must take your shoes off to enter the temple. The Buddha wears different... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Overcrowded but amazing place, very well preserved, 500 b fee at the gate for non thai is way too expensive in my opinion

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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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