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  • Address: Grand Palace, Banglamphu (Old City)
  • Hours: Open daily from 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • Admission: ฿250. Price includes Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, the Coin Pavilion & Vimanmek Palace in Dusit Park

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Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)

Deep within the Grand Palace grounds you’ll find Thailand’s most sacred sight - the Emerald Buddha (Phra Kaew Morakot) contained within the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew or Wat Phra Keow). This temple is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in the country and is an essential palladium of Thai society.

Practical Info

The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is in the Grand Palace complex in the Banglamphu area of Bangkok – also known as the Old City.

All visitors must adhere to a strict dress code upon entering the Grand Palace complex. Skin, including arms, lower legs and toes, should not be exposed and inappropriately dressed visitors will be ushered into a building near the front gate to rent suitable clothing.

As with most temples, shoes must be shed and pilgrims offering prayers should avoid proffering the soles of their feet in the direction of holy imagery while sitting.

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Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 261 Reviews

Ask anyone who has been to Bangkok what their 'must see' list of the city entails, and without fail they'll include The Grand Palace. This half-day ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.68

Private Tour: Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew

4 star rating: Recommended 77 Reviews

This half-day private sightseeing tour in Bangkok is a must for anyone visiting Thailand's capital city. On this private tour you will have the opportunity to ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.52

Bangkok Grand Palace and River of Kings Canal Cruise Small-Group Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 70 Reviews

Enjoy the best highlights of Bangkok on this Grand Palace and River of Kings Canal small group tour. Escape the Bangkok traffic and board a longtail boat for a ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.81

Bangkok Canals Cruise including Grand Palace and Wat Arun

4.5 star rating: Recommended 72 Reviews

On this sightseeing tour of Bangkok's canals (or khlongs, as they are known locally) you will travel by a motorized boat on the Chao Phraya River to see the ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $64.30

Viator Exclusive: Morning Buddhist Almsgiving, Grand Palace and Flower Market Tour in Bangkok

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 6 Reviews

Experience Thailand like a local, by giving alms to Buddhist monks! This 5-hour tour includes a visit to Bangkok’s largest flower market and a comprehensive ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.55

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