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Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)

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This was the original location of the Emerald Buddha, now housed in Bangkok's Wat Phra Kaeo.
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19 Moo 1, Tambol Wiang, Ampur Muang, Chiang Rai 57000 Thailand, Chiang Rai, Thailand
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+66 53 711 385
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favourite Buddhist temple of all times. Everything is very peaceful and quiet. Noone charges money and respectful behaviour is demanded from every visitor (just like it should be). Located in a beatiful garden with orchids everything seems to blend in and locals...More

Thank Paspy7711
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting temple tucked in the city with a great museum nearby that explains more about the history of the emerald Buddha. Also many Buddha’s from different countries are housed in the two story museum which the building itself is an architectural beauty.

Thank 808aviatrix
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Beautiful Northern Thai style temple. The temple is not too big and not overly crowded when I went. I was able to pray to the emerald buddha. There was also a lot of turtles in the pond nearby. There's even a mini-museum with old arts...More

Thank Jongpol
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Yes, Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok is very impressive but did you know the actual emerald buddha was discovered HERE over 600 years ago??? As you can see in one of my pictures, there is a great deal of how far the emerald buddha has...More

Thank makch85
Reviewed 25 June 2018

beautiful traditional Lanna art style monastery. currently, the monastery has been promoted as one of the famous tourist attraction spot in Chiang Rai. the place was well maintained, clean and tidiness. worth for visiting place.

Thank Huang W
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Fascinating temple that was the original home of the Emerald Buddha that now resides in the Royal Palace in Bangkok. The main attraction is the main temple. Pick up the informational cards inside the temple to learn more about the murals painted on the walls...More

Thank Gerald TC L
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Went with the Free 9 temples tour from the City Hall and was able to visit the museum at a short period of time. Unfortunately, unable to go around the temple buildings since the tour was limited of time.

Thank thorisa y
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We visited in the group Pattaya, Bankok many Buddhist temples, Vihara, Canal floating market Bankok and Waterland market

Thank Ven S
Reviewed 10 May 2018

We visited here as part of our tour around Chiang Rai and its surroundings through Chai Machete tours. An absolutely beautiful temple, and it was interesting to be there to hear the monks singing. Very peaceful - and without the crowds you see at the...More

Thank kathryndob
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

I would like to post more than 10 photos. The emerald Buddha in the past was in Chiang Rai. The Buddha Larn Thong and Museum

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