Temple of the Emerald Buddha

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One of Thailand's most impressive sights: 54 acres featuring a collection of palatial buildings, golden stupas, sculpted nine-foot demons, and richly ornamented wats (temples).


Fodor's Tick Choice

No single structure within the Grand Palace elicits such awe as this, the most sacred temple in the kingdom. Full review →


Frommer's 34

The number one destination in Bangkok is also one of the most imposing and visually fascinating. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Wat Phra Kaew gleams and glitters with so much colour and glory that its earthly foundations seem barely able to resist the celestial pull. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

The royal chapel (ubosot) serves as a backdrop to one of the most sacred objects in Thailand, the Emerald Buddha. Full review →

Walk right around the temple to admire the Ramakien gallery, which is adorned with remarkable painted murals.

Travel + Leisure

Wat Phra Kaew, more commonly known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is widely regarded as Thailand’s most sacred site. Full review →

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