All photos (40)Temple of the Emerald Buddha
Temple of the Emerald Buddha
Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Temple of the Emerald Buddha

9.199 reviews
Monument, Religious Center, Temple
Local Favorite
Popular with:
  • 9.8
    History Buffs
  • 9.1
    Spiritual Seekers
  • 8.3
    Art & Design Lovers
  • 6.6
    Family Travelers
Write Review
Bookmark
Na Phra Lan Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
+66 2 224 3290
https://www.grandpalace-bangkok.com/emerald-buddha
Edit info
Description
Bangkok's main tourist attraction, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is considered the most sacred in the country. Elevated above the floor, the Buddha statue claims a lofty enough status that only ... Read more
the king is allowed to touch it. He changes its clothing three times a year, and the ceremony is widely viewed as necessary for the country's good fortunes. With all of the gold-plated guardian statues and opulence inside the temple, sometimes people are surprised that the statue is so small. Like everywhere else in Thailand, it's compulsory to remove your shoes before entering a temple and be sure to never point the soles of your feet towards an image of the Buddha.

Member Reviews(99)

Reviews
9.1/10
Wonderful!
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Most Helpful
Show Local reviews
Brisbane, Australia

The Royal palace and emerald Buddha temple are very pretty. The intricate decorations and interesting blend of Indian and Khmer architecture are definitely worth a visit.

Recommended for:History Buffs
Helpful
Report
Local from Bangkok, Thailand

Located in the Grand Palace...this temple is one of the main attractions in the complex. Honestly I’m not sure why, it’s a bit of a letdown. They won’t allow you to take photographs inside the temple and the emerald Buddha is quite small in size.

Recommended for:StudentsHistory Buffs
Helpful
Report
Mandalay, Myanmar/Burma

students may use time to learn history and relax for all people physical mental improve.

Recommended for:History BuffsWellnessSpiritual Seekers
Helpful
Report
Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal

Situated with the Grand Palace and near to Wat Pho, it has some small temples and historical attractions.

Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory BuffsSpiritual SeekersArt & Design Lovers
Helpful
Report
San Jose, California

Wat Phra Kaew or The Temple of the Emerald Buddah could've used a few more emeralds ton sparkle up the joint...jk! This temple was stacked with emeralds, gold coating, artistic spiritual ans meticulous designs every which way you turn. It's priced at 500 baht because you have to buy the Grand Royal Palace tickets which include access to this plus a royal museum and two other temples but the other temples were miles and miles away. A bit pricey but if you go to the other temples included in the ticket you get your bahts worth, otherwise breathtaking architecture and temple art (along with boats load of tourists).

Recommended for:History BuffsSpiritual SeekersArt & Design Lovers
Helpful
Report
Local from Bangkok, Thailand

There are many reasons why this temple palace is rated the most popular tourist destination history architecture power location it certainly is a must do. The Grand Palace in zone Rattanakosin (Old Bangkok city) is majestic, a must do tour Icon for all ages, S M hub http://goo.gl/uNHbPA

BEST HASHTAGS
#BkkGrandPalace Industry #BkkCultural #BkkTourIcon #ZoneRattanakosin #BkkAchiever #BpacApproved #1NightBkk

Recommended for:Luxury TravelersHistory BuffsAdventure Travelers
Helpful
Report
San Francisco, California, USA

Make sure you wear your temple attire and unlike the massive reclining buddha statue at Wat Pho, be prepared for this teeny tiny little buddha to pack a punch.

Recommended for:History BuffsSpiritual SeekersArt & Design Lovers
Helpful1
Report
Menlo Park

The Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha is by far the most amazing place I have ever visited in my life. A must when in Bangkok. Entrance fee is 500 baht (around $14.00, the most expensive of the temples around) but is so worth it! Make sure to get there early to avoid the crowd and to dress appropriately!

Recommended for:WellnessBackpackersAdventure TravelersSpiritual Seekers
Helpful1
Report
Little Falls

Very crowded, but the architecture and landscapes were breathing taking. I definitely think everyone should put this on their list of to-dos in Bangkok.

Recommended for:Budget TravelersFamily TravelersSpiritual SeekersArt & Design Lovers
Helpful
Report
Ewing Township, New Jersey, USA

Highlight of the Grand Palace is definitely the Stunning Emerald Buddha statue enshrined in Wat Phra Kaew! The architecture of the temple is spectacular and this place is one of the most significant religious sites in Bangkok. The Buddha statue is made of jade and not emerald.. The clothes on the statue are changed by the King three time a year, based on season. There's a strict dress code, so be sure to check that!

Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory BuffsSpiritual Seekers
Helpful
Report
New Delhi, India

one of the most important temples in Bangkok, Wat Phra Kaew is superb. the detailing is exquisite. be aware of the dress code

Recommended for:History Buffs
Helpful
Report
Los Angeles, California, USA

On the same grounds as The Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew) is the most revered Buddhist temple in all of Thailand and one of the most gorgeous, gold spectacles I’ve ever laid eyes upon. I could’ve spent hours marveling over the jewel-toned intricacies and decorative characters guarding the exteriors of the buildings.

Recommended for:Adventure TravelersSpiritual SeekersArt & Design Lovers
Helpful1
Report
Klang, Malaysia

I liked The Emerald Buddha and really admire and prayed sincerely for my family.Although the weather is hot and we are sweating while watching the Buddha, but our heart is really happy.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersHistory BuffsArt & Design Lovers
Helpful4
Report
Santa Clara, California, USA

If you are working from a checklist of things to do then this one is an absolute. The temple is wonderful and the Buddha's clothes change seasonly.

Recommended for:Art & Design LoversFamily TravelersHistory BuffsSpiritual Seekers
Helpful1
Report
Palo Alto

Beautiful temple structures here, including more gold-plated Buddha statues than you can shake a stick at. Very crowded with tourists, but worth it.

Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory BuffsAdventure Travelers
Helpful
Report
Pittsford (town), New York

Wat Phra Kaew is considered the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. Located on the grounds of the Grand Place, this is an attraction on its own. The 15th century Phra Kaew Morakot (the Emerald Buddha) housed here, was carved from a single piece of jade. The Buddha is dressed in robes, which are changed by the king in an important ritual, three times a year, and represent summer, winter and rainy seasons. You must dress appropriately to enter the temple. You can rent baggy trousers, on site, to wear over your clothes, if needed. If you like the trousers, you can find them for sale all over town.

Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory BuffsSpiritual Seekers
Helpful
Report
Milan, Italy

Worth a visit!One of the best attraction in Bangkok inside the Grand Palace. The emerald buddha has been brought in Bangkok from Lanna empire, according to a legend. Depending by the season, monks "wear" the buddha with clothes to protect him.

Recommended for:BackpackersHistory BuffsSpiritual Seekers
Helpful
Report
Los Angeles, California, USA

Gorgeous Temple located next to the Grand Palace! The entrance to Grand Palace will get you tickets to see the Emerald Buddha which is 500 Baht ($16 USD). Few tips on this place, plan to spend at least 1 hour at the Grand Palace/Emerald Buddha. Cover up, no legs and shoulders allowed, if you forget, they allow you to borrow clothing for a 200 ($6 USD) Baht deposit. So do not borrow clothes from anyone outside the temple, they will charge you I think 30-50 Baht. This place closes around 3pm so try to put this first on your list, the other temples close around 4-5pm.

Helpful
Report
Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

Stunning must see inside the Grand Palace. The statue changes outfits with the seasons so gives you something interesting to look for if you visit multiple times. Take a little time to sit and enjoy the temple. Packed with tourists but the details are stunning if you take the time to look and you might as well enjoy a bit of shade.

Recommended for:Art & Design LoversHistory BuffsSpiritual Seekers
Helpful
Report
Menlo Park, California, USA

Beautiful and ornate temple. The Buddah is actually made of green Nephrite, not emerald. Its not huge, but it is beautiful, and supposedly was originally created in india more than 2000 years ago.

Recommended for:Art & Design LoversFamily TravelersHistory Buffs
Helpful1
Report
Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Show Nearby Places

Loading...
13.75124100.49239
Khosan Baan Thai
Khosan Baan Thai
10.02 reviews
Distance: 0.12 mi
bangkok ggg
bangkok ggg
8.01 review
Distance: 0.12 mi
Hotel Princess Sun
Hotel Princess Sun
10.01 review
Distance: 0.12 mi
Arun Residence
Arun Residence
7.88 reviews
Distance: 0.44 mi
View all
The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace
8.9245 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Temple
Distance: 0.11 mi
Model Angkor Wat Miniature
Model Angkor Wat Miniature
8.04 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site
Distance: 0.04 mi
Bangkok City Pillar Shrine
Bangkok City Pillar Shrine
10.03 reviews
Sights and Museums, Temple
Distance: 0.14 mi
Wat Rachakhrueworawihan
Wat Rachakhrueworawihan
10.01 review
Sights and Museums
Distance: 0.12 mi
View all
The Deck Restaurant - Arun Residence
The Deck Restaurant - Arun Residence
8.213 reviews
Thai
Distance: 0.13 mi
Uncle Tetsu's Cheesecake
Uncle Tetsu's Cheesecake
9.04 reviews
Bakery
Distance: 0.12 mi
t & k seafood
t & k seafood
7.65 reviews
Seafood
Distance: 0.12 mi
Beirut Restaurant
Beirut Restaurant
8.54 reviews
Thai, Middle Eastern & African, Lebanese
Distance: 0.12 mi
View all

Aliases: Wat Phra Kaew

Report this place