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“Emerald Buddha”

Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
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Owner description: 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.
Pasco, Washington
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“Emerald Buddha”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Quiet, smaller grounds. Beautiful. Its always nice to make a donation, they appreciate it, so come with a little extra baht in your pocket.

Visited March 2014
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“Amazing structure”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Amazing complex of buildings, each one more beautiful and spectacular than the other. You definately need time to see and enjoy it. There's lots of gold going around in statues and even buildings. It is a must see when in Bangkok.

Visited January 2014
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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“Could walk around for hours”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Loved all the color and different parts of the palace etc., The opening and closing times are kind of difficult to plan around, so you should probably make this your first stop of the day.

Visited June 2014
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Peaceful Ambience”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Once I get inside the main praying room (indoor), I feel so peaceful somehow.
It was forbidden to take photographs inside the main praying room, but allowed to take some photo-shot from outside.
I zoom the lens and got the picture of Emerald Budha.
It called emerald because the statue made from green jade.

Local citizens and foreigners were allowed to stay inside the main praying room as long as they want. Some of them took a meditation time.
Anothers are admiring the beautiful of its interior decoration.

Visited April 2014
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“Special day out”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Maybe the most impressive part about this complex is the wall painting of the Ramakien (the Thai version of the Ramayana), most tourists wander aimlessly by but some of the parts of the mural are simply breathtaking and the area provides much appreciated shade. The tickets also gives you access to the Royal Palace, worth the visit and for those with a sense of fashion entrance to the brand new princess Sirikit museum of Textile. The shop of this museum is the place to be for the more upscale gifts but even on a low budget there are nice things to find. The ticket also gives you a pass to the Vivanmek Mansion, a wonderful teak palace a little more North in a lovely green area (you don't even have to do it on the same day, the ticket is valid for two days). Do remember to dress appropriately (no sleeveless shirts, no bermuda's, shorts or short skirts). All in all, worth every penny and an unforgettable experience

Visited March 2014
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