Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), Bangkok

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Pay a visit to the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). Located in the precincts of the Grand Palace, the temple houses an emerald Buddha statue carved from semi-precious green stone and covered in gold--deemed to be the palladium (protective image) of Thailand. The surrounding buildings, sculptural forms, and murals complement the regal and spiritual atmosphere of the room in which the Buddha is kept. Take time to wander the grounds, a great place to get lost in. Our Bangkok online trip builder makes visiting Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) and other Bangkok attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The Buddha itself is small and far above. However the visit was nice and interesting. Short tour of 30 minutes. No need for more.  more »
  • very crowded but Pretty close to everything. Recommend you visit if in Bangkok. Tour guide would be helpful but not really required  more »
  • Crowded, but worth the effort. No photos allowed while inside. Remember where you left your shoes. Beautiful.  more »

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