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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. See Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) and all Bangkok has to offer by arranging your trip with our Bangkok tourist route planner.
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  • The room in which the Emerald Buddha is housed filled me with awe. Comparable to my first sight of the Sistine Chapel.  more »
  • Picture is not possible. A little disappointed. A lot of small Buddha Emerald d (priori not Emerald) world but essential in bangkok
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  • Very good attraction, are several temples where the Emerald Buddha is the main attraction. It is small and photos can only be removed from the outside.
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