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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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • 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.....  more
    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.....  more »
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  • Located on a hill with a beautiful location, you can overlook the coastal city of Pattaya. The temple was built with unique architecture and is very typical of Thai culture. Very beautiful and dignified. The tour guide shared about the culture and spiritual beliefs here. The pagoda stands out with a majestic large golden Buddha image. 2 dragons spit out a 7-headed snake. A spiritual place you should visit once!So beautiful!..
  • Very majestic temple. Maintained really well beyond your expectations. It is a one of a kind temple to make you wonder how talented the Thai artists were when they created the art works in this temple. It is crowded on certain days if it is a holiday.

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