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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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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
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Reviewed yesterday

This temple complex is one of the most marvelous displays of architecture I have ever seen. It's about $15 to get in but that is worth it if you spend a few hours here. You could spend a few days here and still notice something...More

Thank thepartyingtraveler
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just sooooooo pretty, there are no other words to describe it. Well other than crowded. But its not that bad if you go early early morning.

Thank Kitty L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is definitely well worth visiting as part of the Grand Palace Complex. Be warned, it's a 'one way system' so if you happen to wander to far ahead of one area your not permitted to retrace your steps. The...More

Thank Lambretta101
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had a fleeting visit of this Buddha,as Bangkok was preparing for the remembrance of their late King. However worth the visit.

Thank 232Ann123
Reviewed 5 days ago

We arrived in the afternoon and found the site very crowded. The Buddha is small an suspended high up near the ceiling. Binoculars might be helpful, if allowed.

Thank Laog3013
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very beautiful architecture and amazing colors. Good place to spend a few hours. Do not wear shorts when visiting the temples in Bangkok, they don't allow you in.

Thank Aman A
Reviewed 6 days ago

its a very beautiful place. has restricted access timings but open all day. you can get a bus to this place for free. bring your photo ID cards or else you may not be allowed in.

Thank Valsag
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely beautiful architecture with well treated gardens, restored buildings and art. Structure to tourists is poor: there is only one restroom which is outside of the attraction. If you got inside , you'll need to wait until you get outside again. Good luck convincing your...More

Thank Mario C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Also another greater tourist view in general, full of detailed arquitecture and colors. The lying Budha is the principal attraction.

Thank AndreDiniz0
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide Anna, from Buffalo Tours was wonderful sharing the history of this amazing temple!! She was a great representative of a beautiful country!!

Thank balacey
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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
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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
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