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Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Na Phralan Road, Bangkok 10200 Thailand

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4.5 out of 5
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  • Temple of the Emerald BuddhaPro 2014
    Kim L. "Lady Boss"
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    5 Dec 20, 2012

    part of the Royal Palace complex in old town Bangkok, so if you see one you'll see the other. Make sure to make it a stop on your itinerary - it is glittering gold and spectacular. The Emerald Buddha Temple is the holiest temple in Thailand, and you will see Thai people doing offerings here and praying to the Buddha. The buddha image itself is small, but sits atop a magnificent golden throne - it is really amazing. The surrounding buildings and complex are also incredible. Your trip will be enhanced by using a guide who can explain to you the importance of the structures, their meanings, and the history of the Emerald Buddha and Thai Buddhism. Without a guide, they are just a lot of beautiful buildings - still cool to see, but you won't have the same understanding and appreciation of the significance of this site. At the very least, there is a museum in the complex so you can read a few signs about it.

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  • Temple of the Emerald BuddhaCommunity ManagerPro 2014
    Yen Phan @GogobotOahu
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    3 Sep 02, 2013
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    Luca Sean
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    5 Apr 16, 2014

    Worth a visit!One of the best attraction in Bangkok inside the Grand Palace. The emerald buddha has been brought in Bangkok from Lanna empire, according to a legend. Depending by the season, monks "wear" the buddha with clothes to protect him.

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  • Temple of the Emerald BuddhaPro 2014
    Ericayvette
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    5 Mar 04, 2014

    Gorgeous Temple located next to the Grand Palace! The entrance to Grand Palace will get you tickets to see the Emerald Buddha which is 500 Baht ($16 USD). Few tips on this place, plan to spend at least 1 hour at the Grand Palace/Emerald Buddha. Cover up, no legs and shoulders allowed, if you forget, they allow you to borrow clothing for a 200 ($6 USD) Baht deposit. So do not borrow clothes from anyone outside the temple, they will charge you I think 30-50 Baht. This place closes around 3pm so try to put this first on your list, the other temples close around 4-5pm.

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  • Temple of the Emerald BuddhaPro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    5 Nov 23, 2013

    Stunning must see inside the Grand Palace. The statue changes outfits with the seasons so gives you something interesting to look for if you visit multiple times. Take a little time to sit and enjoy the temple. Packed with tourists but the details are stunning if you take the time to look and you might as well enjoy a bit of shade.

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  • Temple of the Emerald BuddhaPro 2014
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    5 Sep 25, 2013

    Beautiful and ornate temple. The Buddah is actually made of green Nephrite, not emerald. Its not huge, but it is beautiful, and supposedly was originally created in india more than 2000 years ago.

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    Frances Nguyen
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    4 Aug 28, 2013

    The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is an awesome, majestic temple. It's definitely one of the most decadent temples I've ever been to. As an important note, men and women, please dress modestly. Otherwise you'll have to wear an additional layer of clothing and it's not fun walking around in layers when it's hot and humid outside.

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    I am WoNgReE
    5 Mar 10, 2013

    The Temple of The Emerald Buddha also known as Wat Phra Keaw is the most magnificent temple in Bangkok. It's the Bangkok's landmark and do not miss place if you visit Bangkok.

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    Mohammad Syed
    3 Dec 31, 2012

    Emerald buddha is really small and your not allowed to take photos, so a little disappointing, especially considering the hype! Still a beautiful temple though.

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    Rebecca Everson
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    5 Feb 22, 2014

    Amazing and by far the highlight of the Grand Palace. You can't take pictures inside but you can snap a picture of it from the outside. Learn about the different outfits the Buddha wears for the different seasons.

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Bangkok's main tourist attraction, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is considered the most sacred in the country. Elevated above the floor, the Buddha statue claims a lofty enough status that only the king is allowed to touch it. He changes its clothing three times a year, and the ceremony is widely viewed as necessary for the country's good fortunes. With all of the gold-plated guardian statues and opulence inside the temple, sometimes people are surprised that the statue is so small. Like everywhere else in Thailand, it's compulsory to remove your shoes before entering a temple and be sure to never point the soles of your feet towards an image of the Buddha.
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