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Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)

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Address: 19 Moo 1, Tambol Wiang, Ampur Muang, Chiang Rai 57000 Thailand, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Phone Number: 53711385
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Description: This was the original location of the Emerald Buddha, now housed in...
This was the original location of the Emerald Buddha, now housed in Bangkok's Wat Phra Kaeo.
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I followed the history of the Emerald Buddha all the way from Chiang Rai to Bangkok. This is the original temple of the famous Emerald Buddha.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I followed the history of the Emerald Buddha all the way from Chiang Rai to Bangkok. This is the original temple of the famous Emerald Buddha.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We grabbed a tuk tuk to have a look around and he took us to this temple.Although the temple itself is pretty much run of the mill.I loved all the huge bells and the resident turtles.Gardens were beautiful and it was just a lovely serene spot to visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The moment I stepped into this temple, I felt instant peace and calm. This was so special. The temple is beautifully built in wooden architecture. Do spend some quiet time in both the temples, one near the entrance while the main temple that houses the emerald Buddha is near the back. Visited after lunch, perhaps that was why there was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Simple wooden exterior provides wonderful contrast for the radiant green interior - beautiful peaceful garden and intersting museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I have visited many many temples in Asia but found this one to be quite special. In the heart of Chiang Rai but so relaxing and quiet. Very clean and tidy and no dogs but many turtles! Take your time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Actually the "emerald Buddha" in this temple is a jade Buddha. The real emerald Buddha is in Bangkok. But the temple was beautiful as are most of them in the country, and this one is worth seeing as you can take a picture of the jade Buddha. You are not allowed to take a picture of the real emerald Buddha... More 

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Monor, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Have two little lake, lots of turle. Monks everywhere. Beautiful flora and fauna around the temple. If you have time, see this wat, but the white temple is the best in Chiang Rai.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

You can't go to Bangkok without visiting Wat Phra Kaeo one of the artistic wonders of the world. Watch out for fake police and touts at the entrance saying the Grand Palace is shut, they will wish you off to some dodgy jewellery shop.Insist on going up to the ticket booth to see for yourself.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Really beautiful temple and Buddha. It was different than I thought, the Buddha is very small, is high up, and the temple was very crowded making it hard to see. I recommend doing it as a tour and visit other temples, that way they can tell you about it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Not my favorite temple in Chiang Rai, but it's rather nice. And it's the only temple that is always crowded with Thai people and school children. It's walking distance from the city center so don't miss it.

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Address: 19 Moo 1, Tambol Wiang, Ampur Muang, Chiang Rai 57000 Thailand, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Phone Number: 53711385
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Rai Province  >  Chiang Rai

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