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Wat Phra Kaeo

The Temple of the Emerald Buddha actually features a jadeite Buddha

Arguably the most sacred Buddhist shrine in the nation, Wat Phra Kaeo's Buddha is probably the most storied Buddha figure in Thai history. During the course of nearly seven centuries, it has gone from Chiang Rai to Lampang to Chiang Mai to Laos to, finally, Bangkok, eventually becoming such a strong symbol of the country that many fear the demise of the Chakri dynasty if the Buddha is once again removed (though Cambodians and Laotians still believe the Buddha figure's home should be in their respective countries).

Considering it's the source of centuries' worth of fighting, the actual Emerald Buddha is surprisingly small, barely over 2 feet tall. Its gowns are changing three times a year according to the shift in seasons, an important ritual conducted by the King himself.

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Latest Wat Phra Kaeo reviews (11)

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  • prix avec palais royal compris : 500 baht = 13 €
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  • Wahnsinnig viele Besucher!!! Hoher Eintrittspreis - Fazit: eher nur etwas für die Klassische Bangkok Tour für Touristen - zwar sehr schöne Tempanlage, aber ein stressiger Ausflug.
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  • Zusätzlich zu meiner Bewertung wollte ich noch anmerken, dass etwa 50 Meter rechts vom Haupteingang ein sehr gutes Lokal inmitten der Souvenierstände liegt mit sehr schmackhaften thailändischen Suppen! Dort essen fast nur Thais und es ist eim Kleiner Raum mit ca. 6 kleinen Tischen. Ist angenehmer als auf der Straße zu essen und kostet mit Getränk nur 60 baht abwr schmeckt fantastisch!
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  • Viel zu voll und der Eintritt war auch viel zu teuer. Aber abstrahiert man das alles ist das schon sehr kunstvoll gestaltet und irgendwie ein Must-See!
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  • absolutely incredible monument; covered in layers of gold leaf and filled with priceless Buddhist statues. The King & I lovers will find themselves wandering through the palace with "The March of the Siamese Children" thundering in their head....
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  • This is the other famous Buddha temple in Bangkok, and the "emerald" (it's Jade, really) statue of the Buddha is amazing (although it's not as big as you'd expect). The gold spires here are cool, too.
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  • with every step you take you'll discover another stunning view over the temple complex!
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  • This review was translated. See the original review here.
    Important place in Bangkok where you can find the famous Jade Buda
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    It's not allowed to wear flip flops or normal shoes - so you are forced to borrow some! Doesn't matter - it's worth it anyway.
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  • A little overcrowded but is really worth it. Emerald buddah, the temples, the palace, the dragons... It's beautiful
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