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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  • A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE. I could only conclude The Emerald Buddha has been blessed by a highly evolved spiritual Avatar, possibly The Buddha himself. The Emerald Buddha in The....  more
    A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE. I could only conclude The Emerald Buddha has been blessed by a highly evolved spiritual Avatar, possibly The Buddha himself. The Emerald Buddha in The....  more »
  • We were surprised about its beauty and how well its maintained compared to other temples we saw here. The temple is close to the palace, so it's a good option for a visit. To me personally it's my.....  more
    We were surprised about its beauty and how well its maintained compared to other temples we saw here. The temple is close to the palace, so it's a good option for a visit. To me personally it's my.....  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.
  • 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!..

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