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Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)

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Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)

15,990 Reviews
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Na Phra Lan Road Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand
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See the top sights in Bangkok without the hassle of navigating the city’s hectic streets by booking a guided tour that takes you to attractions such as Wat Pho, the Grand Palace, and Chinatown. Ideal for busy travelers who want to see the main attractions in one day, this tour covers your admission to each site so you don’t waste time booking individual tickets.
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melkeet wrote a review Dec. 2020
Ipoh, Malaysia1,361 contributions59 helpful votes
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We reached this Wat while on a walking tour of the Chiang rai. There was no entrance fee. The information board mentioned this site, as the original home of the Emerald Buddha, which however has been shifted to the Bangkok's Grand Palace. Currently this wat in Chiang rai, houses a copy of the original. The structures here includes the viharn. a spiral chedi and the ordination hall. A beautiful building made from dark wood drew our interest, and it turned out to be a museum which we visited. The temple grounds are well kept and peaceful. We spent about an hour here and was worthwhile.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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BangkokSachse wrote a review Dec. 2020
Bangkok, Thailand38,142 contributions432 helpful votes
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We went to Temple of the Emerald Buddha during the day time many years ago. On the sixth of December we visited at night. The line was long but we went into the temple in 20 minutes. The event was special for the King Rama 9. The temple was amazing at night under the light. It was crowded but the staff were friendly and helpful. There were shows in the front of the temple. We spent about one hour at the temple.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Matias V wrote a review Nov. 2020
Espoo, Finland393 contributions108 helpful votes
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The whole area of royal palace is a place worth the visit. And many people do so there was quite a crowd when we were there. We hired a guide inside the temple area, which was a good idea. He could tell us a lot of stories about the whole area. Temple of the Emerald Buddha was the most popular of all, of course and a short visit therefore. Few notes: - remember to wear long enough trousers or you need to buy a pair there. They are not expensive, but they still cost. - there is no place that sells food or drinks inside the temple area. There is a shop next to ticket sales if you want to buy eg. water. - when it’s hot, it’s really hot, so reserve some water with you
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Ogy Kovachev wrote a review Nov. 2020
Sofia, Bulgaria1,329 contributions206 helpful votes
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Having our trip at the end of the year where the weather was calm and perfect for a long day walks we spent few hours enjoying the greatness of this temple. It is a must visit spot. Enjoy! ♥️
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Katy Santos wrote a review Oct. 2020
Philippines399 contributions125 helpful votes
this is where the Temple of the Emerald Buddha is located that is carved from a single block of jade stone! I wasn't able to stay here for long as it's so crowded though the temple where the Emerald Buddha resides looks stunning!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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