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Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)

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Address: Na Phra Lan Road | Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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Located inside the grounds of the Grand Palace, Thailand’s most valued...

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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Calm Place

A calm place in the midst of a busy junction. Major attraction is the architecture of the temple and the decoration.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Gurgaon, India
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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A calm place in the midst of a busy junction. Major attraction is the architecture of the temple and the decoration.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing temple, plan your day trip to Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Very beautiful place, it's a must do in Bangkok. The place gives you a chance to explore architecture and history. Interesting!!!

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

No foto. Smaragd Budha is small budha 65 cm who is on big platform-piramida! Inside temple is many people!

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go for the impressive buildings and statues. As for the emerald Buddha, it's history is more impressive than the statue itself. It is revered by locals because of that history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When first doing research for this trip this temple was high on the list. This temple is part of the Royal Palace complex so you do not need go to another location to view the Emerald Buddha. The temple itself is absolutely stunning. The colors, detail, ornamentation, etc. are amazing. You can spend a great deal of time taking it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a very beautiful place to visit in Bangkok, actually it is a must do in Bangkok. A lot of Bhudda statues painted in gold and a place full of history!

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the temple of emareld Buddha or wat phra kae is an antique and wonderful creation I ever visit... I can not go inside but from outside it look like hevenly..wish I go again

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Bangkok has many temples. This one is well worth visiting. Centrally located and easy to get to other good sites.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the real stand out of the trip, was this place, no doubt about it. This is a must in the ttip and you should spend as much time as you can.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was blown away by this temple - the colours and the detail in the architecture was breathtaking! My eyesight is not the best so I really struggled to see the buddha itself as it was quite small - still very beautiful and peaceful.

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Banglamphu
While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok, it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to 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 Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.
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