Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), Bangkok

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#4 of 324 in Historic Sites in Thailand
Pay a visit to the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). Located in the precincts of the Grand Palace, the temple houses an emerald Buddha statue carved from semi-precious green stone and covered in gold--deemed to be the palladium (protective image) of Thailand. The surrounding buildings, sculptural forms, and murals complement the regal and spiritual atmosphere of the room in which the Buddha is kept. Take time to wander the grounds, a great place to get lost in. See Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) and all Bangkok has to offer by arranging your trip with our Bangkok tourist route planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    a time warp, it's just amazing how beautiful is that temple, but please respect Budha, no pictures, no videos, nothing, just memories in your mind whan you have the chance to visit it !!  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Really very impressive. It is work great as a temple. Note many of the details around the temple.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Visited Temple more than 20 years ago and still as amazed golds of the visit, but what a world! Planning of water enough before entering because can't buy drinks once entered the Royal Palace. In addition held strict also 20 years ago but it is still possible for those who have not planned to buy face ups and downs at the Palace for 100 or 150 baht or even to rent for 50 baht + deposit of 50 baht.
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