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 is a wonderful place. It is recommended to go with a guide if possible. In addition to explaining the historical background. The architecture and design are something that you really need to see. 
    This is a wonderful place. It is recommended to go with a guide if possible. In addition to explaining the historical background. The architecture and design are something that you really need to see.  more »
  • 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 »
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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.
  • Even as local, I still can't get enough of this temple. It's elegant craft and detail worked that's go into building this temple is absolutely astounding. It can get very how during the day (especially during the Summer) best time to visit is very early in the morning when the temple just open. It's also good to try to avoid the crowds. Make sure to take the time to enjoy the wall painting along the temple.

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