Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Chiang Rai

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
Regarded as the most important of all Buddhist temples in Thailand, Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) annually draws tens of thousands of tourists from all over the globe. Experience the spiritual atmosphere of this sanctuary and admire its outstanding architecture and golden sculptures. The temple houses a notable 14th-century statuette called the "Emerald Buddha," a 66 cm (26 in) tall artwork carved from jade. Dress respectfully when visiting this sacred place, making sure your legs, arms, and torso remain covered at all times. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) by using our Chiang Rai itinerary builder.
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  • Beatiful group of temples, with a great museum describing its history. The museum features an interactive guide based on QR codes. The Pavillion of the emerald Buddha includes a book describing the ar...  read more »
  • It was interesting to note that this was where the original Emerald Buddha was housed. The temple itself is quite small and there are wonderful artworks around the walls which are a bit hard to see pr...  read more »
  • Considered to be one of the most important temples in Chiang Rai City Center to discover the Emerald Buddha. The sacred Buddha image rights of Thailand until now ...
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  • Fun place to explore. We learned that the original Emerald Buddha in Bangkok's Royal Palace was originally from here. Be sure to take your shoes off and gaze inside the temple.
  • If you want a quiet hour or two away from the "hussle and bussle" of the day this is the place. Beautifully maintained, educational, tranquil.
  • Has a great museum converted from one of the older halls. Explains a lot about buddhist art and other artifacts from around the region and history. Worth the time to walk through and learn something
  • Very chill temple, beautiful and with lot of information about buddhism. Totally recommended.
  • Felt Peaceful and calmness visiting this temple. Missed the museum part.
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