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Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Phra Kaew

Categories: Local Destinations > Temples & Other Religious Sites

Address: Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand See map

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Wat Pra Kaew is near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, which was built in 1782 by King Rama I and served as official royal residence until 1946. Wat Pra Kaew was built in 1897 to house the Emerald Buddha after the capture of Vientiane in 1778. The temple is a place of worship. Dress appropriately with long-sleeved shirts, blouses, long trousers, dresses or skirts. Cloth for rent at the palace gates are used to cover bare legs or bare shoulders. Never point the soles of your feet at the Emerald Buddha.

  • Open days

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • Service hours

    08:30 to 15:30



  • Address

    Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand

  • Phone number

    +66 (0) 2226 0255 +66 (0) 2224 3328 

  • Fax number

    +66 (0) 2225 9158 

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