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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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Private Tour: Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew
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Half-Day Grand Palace Tour Including Emerald Buddha from Bangkok
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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%
  • Poor1%
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Na Phra Lan Road | Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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Na Phra Lan Road | Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
+66 2 222 0094
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Reviewed yesterday

there are many Buddhas to visit in Bangkok, and this one is special and meaningful and worth seeing, but expect crowds which make it hard to get close.

Thank ellen00007
Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic temple in the grand palace but extremely busy today ( Monday ) with loads of tour groups especially Chinese and you could not move easily around or inside the temple due to sheer volume of people. Suggest go early on or late afternoon after...More

Thank David C
Reviewed yesterday

The temple of the Emerald Buddha, or Wat Phra Kaew, is also known as “The Temple of the Emerald Buddha”. It's located within the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. It is by far Thailand’s most sacred temple and an important pilgrimage site for...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 2 days ago

This temple can be seen directly from Reclining Buddha area. Best way to go here is by using boat from Reclining Buddha boat stop. The architecture is just amazing and obviously it is worth to go.

Thank LinoYogya
Reviewed 2 days ago

This temple is located in the outer Palace of the Grand Palace. The tradition of constructing a temple within the royal palace existed in Thailand since the Sukothai period which is about 800 years ago. This Temple was built by King Rama 1 in 1782....More

Thank 638JAV
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must see, head earlier in the morning to avoid the crowds but will always be very busy, will need a ticket to enter. Strict dress code.

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Emerald Buddha was beautiful but much smaller than I expected. Would have liked to have been able to take a picture, but photography was not allowed. Was kind of herded through; LOTS of people. Very crowded. The whole complex where this is located is...More

Thank rodjk37
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic place to be at, you must see it for yourself! The Emerald Buddha is surprisingly small, but considering the price of an ounce at $3,000... it's extremely huge :-) Very nice buildings, all the history of Thailand painted on the walls...

Thank norbert430
Reviewed 3 days ago

The grounds at the Grand Palace are amazing. Beautiful and intricate design is very lavish and colorful. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is within these grounds, but visitors need to remove their shoes to enter. The crowds were so great that it was pretty...More

Thank TravelLover985
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I hired a local guide through the Withlocals app and toured all the down town temples. The temple of the emerald Buddha was certainly the busiest for tourists and most expensive at 500 baht per person. Unbelievable opulence especially considering how the...More

Thank MuskokaMan
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their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most
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User2568656
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
18 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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Anshul G
10 July 2017|
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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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