Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)

Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), Bangkok: Hours, Address, Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) Reviews: 4.5/5

Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)

Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
4.5
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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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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David
Oxford, UK1,238 contributions
Solo
A must visit if you are in the city and interested in history/culture. The building housing thr emerald buddha is a work of art - the murals cover the whole of the very sizeable inner walls. You could look at these for a day and still not take all the detail in!
Written 25 July 2022
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GLaSota
Lancaster, NY329 contributions
It was a three day holiday in Bangkok which hindered actually going into the Emerald Buddha Temple. The Grand Palace was only open for 3 hours so luckily I was there in the morning before it closed at noon for a Royal Ceremony. The grounds of the Grand Palace and Temple are beautiful and expansive and I could go up to the temple, but not in. They said you could see the Buddha from the grounds, but that was not so. Therefore, I had to create a memory of the Buddha from a picture on the Internet. When your traveling a vacation, I guess it would be important to check the holidays in the country you are going to visit, or at least plan your sightseeing around the holiday.
Written 18 July 2022
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eaglecadd
Kailua-Kona, HI344 contributions
Early June is a perfect time to visit Thailand and to see these wonderful sights. It was almost empty because of COVID closures earlier and not many travellers now. Weather is good although Monsoon will soon arrive. The temples and buildings are a must see.
Written 15 June 2022
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worldnomad_01
Los Angeles, CA1,076 contributions
It's an amazing and wonderful temple, perhaps the most beautiful in the entire country. You could spend hours here, wondering at the architecture of the buildings, the details of the paintings and carvings and the beauty of them all. It's an amazing place, not to be missed.
Written 15 June 2022
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Ashraf M
London, UK265 contributions
Solo
Within the grand palace which I reviewed earlier. Lots to see, interesting history of the emerald (actually Jade) Buddha. Stay well hydrated!
Written 15 June 2022
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Goutham Shetlur
Bengaluru, India52 contributions
Located on the palace grounds accessible from the Grand Palace, this Wat of the Emerald Buddha is a must visit. Beautiful temple and mood elevating.
Written 29 May 2022
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Eldad A
London, UK143 contributions
The place is very well kept and we enjoyed it very much. the dressing code for ladies is a bit confusing so check it out before going there. the entrance to the place was also very confusing but there were some construction works around the temple so it might just that. we would have given it more time if we knew it would be so beautiful. the main temple is glories.
Written 11 May 2022
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Deepti Roopun
Mauritius5 contributions
Could have spent hours looking at the beautiful details of the temples. Such a beautiful and peaceful place full of tradition and history. A Must See! It was quite hot in April but will be back at a cooler time for sure to take it all in.
Written 18 April 2022
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Sue H
London, UK124 contributions
Have to visit this spectacular site in Bangkok - simply stunning and quite breathtaking- spotlessly clean and charming environment
Written 9 April 2022
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates41 contributions
Family
The Emerald Buddha is considered to be one of the most sacred Buddha Image in Thailand. So after pay respect to the Emerald Buddha, you can enjoy the nice wall paintings around the temple
Written 12 February 2022
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  • Mon - Mon 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue - Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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