Wat Phra Kaew

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  • Address: Na Phra Lan Road, Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand (Old City)
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  • 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

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 is one of the attractions added in 2 days in Bangkok trip and Bangkok itinerary 3 days. Must visit this awesome attraction.

  • 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.

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  • Wat Phra Kaew Address: Na Phra Lan Road, Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand (Old City)
  • Wat Phra Kaew Contact Number: +66-22243290
  • Wat Phra Kaew Timing: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Wat Phra Kaew Price: 400 THB
  • Best time to visit Wat Phra Kaew(preferred time): 08:30 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Wat Phra Kaew: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 77.59% of people who visit Bangkok include Wat Phra Kaew in their plan

  • 33.74% of people start their Wat Phra Kaew visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Wat Phra Kaew

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

92.26% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wat Phra Kaew

People normally club together Wat Saket and Wat Pho Reclining Buddha while planning their visit to Wat Phra Kaew.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • We found this to be a more pleasant, interesting and better value visit than the Grand Palace. The architecture is in lovely condition and spectacular. The many Buddha statues are magnificent and the huge reclining Buddha amazing! Do admire the details of the inlays of the artwork under his huge feet! The “free” bottle of water was a nice touch and there is refilling facilities. An enjoyable visit to a lesser known site.

  • I’ll say the obvious and point out my disappointment in the pillars they have in the temple with the reclining Buddha. Would have made for an amazing panoramic shot otherwise! Your entry fee gets you a complementary bottle of water. There are also fountains to refill water if you so desire. That’s more than can be said of other temples. My little one had a great time dropping coins in the 108 urns as an offering. Its significance was lost on her but she loved it nonetheless. Food, drinks and dessert available right on the grounds. Several fountains fill the air with calming sounds of water flowing. Surrounding temples around the main one are more low key so you feel less awkward if you’re setting up for a selfie or otherwise not being a religious devotee. In the courtyard we were also treated to some school aged girls practicing folk dances. They weren’t in costume or anything but it was still a nice treat! Not sure if it’s an everyday occurrence though - we visited on a Saturday.

  • Wat phra (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) is nearly 450 metres from Grand palace. This temple is amazingly beautiful and is one of the main attractions of Bangkok. Caution ⚠️ (Applicable for both men & women) You will be inspected for appropriateness of your attire before entering the temple. So be prepared to wear appropriate clothing. No shorts, bare arms, or provocative clothing are allowed.

  • Situated half a kilometre from the Bangkok Grand Palace. The ticket will cost you TBH 100 and a bottle of water is included in the same. Shoes are not allowed inside where the statue is laid however the workers at the temple will give you poly bags to carry the shoes. It’s is required to cover your body before entering so no short clothes advised. In case you are wearing something short you will be required to wear something that appears to be like a lab coat. Once you gain access to the statue I’m confident you will appreciate how magnificent it is. However due the pillars surrounding it you will not get a clear shot!! Hopefully you go there when it’s not as crowded.

  • There really isn't much you can say... This place is amazingly beautiful. if you're lucky enough to go when it's not super crowded it actually is quite serene. Definitely one of the highlights...an absolute do not miss. Something completely unexpected are the feet. These amazing intricate patterns are so beautiful. The enormity of this too. It's overwhelming and it's Beauty is just to behold.... I'm not sure about photos of Buddha, although they do allow you to take them, I will only post two of the Buddha. *They also do not allow shawls as a way of covering, it must be a shirt ladies... So a cap sleeve Maxi is perfect and cool enough on the hot days. No tanks or spaghetti straps.

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