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

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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. Our Bangkok online trip builder makes visiting Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) and other Bangkok attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This was a jaw dropping attraction. The palace and the temple were the most beautiful attractions I have ever seen. It publishes its closing time as 3.30 but actually closes at 4.30. So we arrived... 
    This was a jaw dropping attraction. The palace and the temple were the most beautiful attractions I have ever seen. It publishes its closing time as 3.30 but actually closes at 4.30. So we arrived...  more »
  • The temple where the jade green Buddha sits was quiet. this is a quite sensational temple. The architecture and design are something that you really need to see. Should bring a cap and sunscreen in... 
    The temple where the jade green Buddha sits was quiet. this is a quite sensational temple. The architecture and design are something that you really need to see. Should bring a cap and sunscreen in...  more »
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  • We were lucky enough to go to the grand palace and the temple of the Emerald Buddha, while Thailand is still empty due to covid restrictions and a slow restart tourism. It was absolutely incredible. There were probably less than 100 people on the entire premises during our visit. It is spectacular and well worth the visit even if the crowds were much denser. If you take the boat, finding entrances somewhat tricky so do your research.
  • Very beautiful, culturally rich place. You visit here on a combine ticket that you buy for Grand Palace. Must visit place when you are in Bangkok. It provides for a history and the temple is so beautifully designed. The total price of the combined ticket is 500 Thai baht that includes visit to Grand Palace, Emerald Buddha, Museum and the Thai theatre show.

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