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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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Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour
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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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  • Average9%
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Na Phra Lan Road | Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Banglamphu
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The hipe of this Wat was more than expected. There were so many people trying to get in and once inside it emerald Budda was smaller than any of the other temples w visited. You can't take pictures so you must visit to see.

Thank GVielmann
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wat Phra Kaew, commonly known in English as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and officially as Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram, is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. On the grounds of the Grand Palace, this sacred temple is renowned for...More

Thank pawansoni83
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I just loved the intricate work all around on the walls n ceilings and pillars. Stones, gold plating... everything so rich! The murals about Ramayana were beautiful and telling about a history that we share ☺️ It was too crowded inside the main chamber of...More

Thank Shefali S
Reviewed 3 days ago

While beautiful inside the temple, the Buddha is actually quite small and difficult to see. No photos are allowed. Not my favorite stop.

Thank Merle L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Crowded space, you are already exhausted maneuvering around the throng of tourists, and then you get swept up going in. Better to wait for the glut of the tourist group to leave so you can slowly walk in and enjoy every detail in the temple....More

Thank unagiichi
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very busy and crowded complex. Limited access to sights. Foreigners can only see emerald bhudda at a distance

Thank manickc2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

A Pretty Magical Place. Yes this was quite some sight to see in Bangkok. I got a Tuk Tuk Driver to take me around on his TukTuk one day. Went to see the RECLINING BUDDHA as well as The Emerald Buddha, The Grand Royal Palace...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our first visit to the complex and loved the details of the architecture. Shoes off to enter the Emerald Budha's temple - and absolutely no photography - there are worshippers there at the same time so show them respect. Great photo ops.

Thank Kenneth D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Has to be seen but personally it’s not the best part of the Grand Palace, although this is the most important temple in all of Thailand. The Emerald Buddha is tiny in the temple, and not as impressive as others such as Wat Po. No...More

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There are a lot of steps up to the top of the temple but it's worth a look, awfully busy but some beautiful craftsmanship.

Thank Helen R
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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
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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
17 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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