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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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Beautiful temple with amazing architecture. The detail is outstanding. Some people complain that the statue is small but the way it was presented was very impressive. Definitely a... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful temple with amazing architecture. The detail is outstanding. Some people complain that the statue is small but the way it was presented was very impressive. Definitely a must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really loved it but note you must not wear shorts no matter or the length if you are a girl, they must me trousers or a skirt. And have your shoulders covered, Men need long bottoms too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This temple is of great significance to Thai people, and perhaps that's why they prohibit photos in the hall of the Emerald Buddha; I feel it is a shame though, although people taking selfies in front of the Buddha and so on would probably not be appropriate. The Buddha itself is very tiny, but is positioned very high in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing, go, the work, style and creative energy is truly awe inspiring... there's not much else to say..This how imagined Thailand

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Let me start out by saying you cannot take photos inside this temple. You can take all the picture you want outside. We went as part of a tour. The architecture and decorating are amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the obligatoty places you should have seen while visiting Bangkok as tourist. Take the time for it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wat Prakaew, the pride of the people of Thailand. This place is very beautiful. Evrything in there were made by heart and neat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful grounds, temple, leave plenty of time because there are many many crowds of tourists. Dress properly because this is part of the Grand Palace. They do have garments to borrow (w/ deposit). They have been asking for passports at the checkpoint outside the entrance due to the increased traffic for paying respects to the late King.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our visit was in September a must when you visit Bangkok. arrive early morning best time or it gets very busy. Amazing place. peaceful just beautiful. Beware of pick pockets!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Another must see on any visit to Bankok,this Buddha is not huge like all the others but a quite small Jade Buddha but a must see nevertheless.

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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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