Wat Phra KaewCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: Na Phra Lan Road, Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand (Old City)
- Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +66-22243290
- Ticket Price: 400 THB
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Statue, Leisure, Family And Kids
Wat Phra Kaew - Review
Bangkok is said to be the land of temples. Wat Phra Kaew is regarded as one of the most sacred temples of Bangkok which hosts Bangkok tourism. The temple is located in the centre of Bangkok attracting several tourists every year. The main building of the temple consists of a huge statue of Emerald Buddha. You can surely explore many important parts of the life of Buddha through this temple.
The statue of Buddha is in a meditating position and about 14 century old. It makes sense to hire a guide or avail the audio guide to take in more information about the place. One thing that needs to be remembered is that it is a sacred place, and photography is strictly prohibited here. Wat Phra Kaew will surely provide you with ultimate relaxation and a complete peace of mind.
Wat Phra Kaew Information
- Photography is strictly prohibited.
- Men should not wear shorts, pants and slippers.
- Women should avoid wearing shorts, singlet, sandals and undershirt.
- Parking space is provided to visitors.
How To reach Wat Phra Kaew by Public Transport
- Chao Phraya Express Boat
Restaurants Near Wat Phra Kaew
- Sala Atthawicthan
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Things to Know Before Visiting Wat Phra Kaew
95% of people who visit Bangkok include Wat Phra Kaew in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
35.91% of people start their Wat Phra Kaew visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Wat Phra Kaew
90.8% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wat Phra Kaew
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Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok Reviews
My favourite sight in Bangkok. Heaps better than the Royal Palace. There are still many people, but more like a regular tourist sight and completely overcrowded. The main Buddha statue is incredible, everyone should have seen it when in Bangkok. I also enjoyed the main temple which is not too loud despite the many visitors. I did the guided tour which was very nice. The guide spoke decent English and showed me the main spots within the huge area. And with only 300Bath it's not too pricey. In addition, they offer a massage service which was quite busy when I was there ans a fortune teller which is expensive with 600Bath but fun if you are into those kind of things.
The tourists here are somehow even more horrifying than at the Grand Palace. Saw a man take his shoes and socks off, stretch his wretched, crusty feet across the entire bench (you aren't allowed to sit on the stairs, so this was a pretty inconsiderate move) and pick his toenails. Several others had their shirts lifted above their hefty, glistening guts -- legs splayed outward -- fanning them with pamphlets from the sacred site. Try to go as early as possible to miss the heat and the mobs of tourists. The scenery is great - I loved the murals and sculptures.
COOLEST BUDDHA IN THE BEST PART OF TOWN. I did a review on this part of town (Yodpiman Riverwalk). Exceptional area. This Wat is world famous for obvious reasons and the admission fee proves it (100 Baht) about 3 dollars U.S. You'll see people here crying. It really is that beautiful. If you visit, this is the area I recommend for reasons explained in the other review. Your ticket is good for all day here at the Wat and you may wish to wander around the grounds. This is truly a fabulous place. It deserves 6 stars, but they won't let me give it that many. Loads of photographs are attached.
Amazing place. Expect to spend a couple of hours here if you enjoy the rich culture and artistic temple workmanship. Reclining buddha was beyond amazing and it's a must to see this temple. It's 100b for entry and you receive a small bottle of cold water. Thumbs up!
the Reclining Buddha is worth the visit. it is one of the biggest that i have seen. The temple offers guided tour as well. by the way there is a entrance fee, and they provide bottled mineral water. please be properly dress when visiting the temple.