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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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  • This was organised through Azamara Cruise Lines and was hosted by "Sea Tours" The tour guide, Pan, was very knowledgeable about his subject and very interesting to listen to. Due to the year of mourni...  more »
  • The excess of buildings in a relatively small space, associated with the mass local tourist and Thai cult of the King, gives rise to a beautiful site but hard to visit and enjoy! Recommend a visit to the summer palace of the King ... more quiet and also beautiful!
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  • I have seen. This is indispensable if you go to the Bangkok tourist attractions. Jade Buddha statues are wearing costumes made of 24 k gold so there is summer 3 times depending on the season. Please watch out.
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  • I enjoyed going there. I would visit again if I return to Bangkok. The ticket was 100 or 200 (don’t remember) baht. To me, it was nicer then the ground palace and the Emerald Buddha. Nice architecture and designs. Big grounds. You could walk around very slowly and spend a good 2 hours if you decide to enter temple, sit down and rest your mind. Also, you could increase the duration of your visit by doing a massage. The massage shop over there is impressive. I chose 30-minute foot massage and 30-minute Thai massage. It cost about 500 baht, but it was worth it.
  • First, its a beautiful attraction and grand in every sense of the title. But omg its ridiculously crowded. I went there on a weekday before 10am and it was already a zoo. The other tour groups were swarming this place like double coupon day at walmart. The queue to see the emerald buddah was worse than getting a photo with mickey mouse among 1,000 kids. The buildings at the corners are far less crowded and you can get some peace and quiet. But I think if you are not there when it opens you're going to be elbowing folks especially a certain group of rude tourists who has no care about lines and queues. The facility should really limit the number of people inside. Add heat and humidity on top of that and I'm surprise more fist fights don't break out.
  • Near the grand palace, this temple is a popular one out of all the temples in Bangkok. The day we went was very busy as it was the day after the King passed so there were lots and lots of people in the area. The temple is quite big so it can take some time to walk through everything. There is a small entry fee and it comes with a free bottle of water. Dress code is strictly enforced!
  • Truly an excellent and exceptional place to visit when you are in Bangkok.So famous for its giant reclining statue of holy Lord Buddha.Once you vist this holy temple.you will start to love it.
  • The 3rd biggest laying buddha in Thailand. Also there are lots of rows of standing buddha at the backyard buildings. Very big compound. About 15 mins walking distance from the grand palace or by tuk tuk about 50baht.