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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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A must do in Bangkok

If you think that Bangkok is all about shopping, nightlife and skyscrapers, Wat Phra Kaeo will make you think again. This amazingly tranquil place should be a must-do in your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

If you think that Bangkok is all about shopping, nightlife and skyscrapers, Wat Phra Kaeo will make you think again. This amazingly tranquil place should be a must-do in your itinerary. You must have your legs covered inside the temple. For this, you can take a free sarong right at the entrance.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This place has a huge historic meaning since this was the original resting place of the Emerald Buddha. Now, there are so many temples when you travel around Thailand that this just makes for another beautiful one. I love the wooden houses and buildings they construct through out Thailand and other countries in the region, this temple complex has one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

What a fabulous place! It is extremely relaxing and quiet with the main temple showing a replica of the Emerald Buddha now in Bangkok. Apparently the original was literally unearthed here hundreds of years ago and taken to Bangkok as a very holy shrine. It is a proper Buddhist monastery and it has ponds full of turtles which are fascinating... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

the jade Buddha is shined with green lights that makes it look majestic and beautiful. a must visit when you are in chiang rai.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This really is worth visiting. Such a peaceful place to wander around. The museum has a replica of the Emerald Buddha whilst the Jade Buddha is notable having been carved from a stone sent to the Royal Family by a Canadian. The working temple also had a bronze Buddha and, the monks are friendly and will talk to you and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This was our favorite temple in Chiang Rai. It feels closed off to the outside world and is surrounded by lovely and well maintained gardens. It truly offers a removal from the hustle and bustle of the city. An air of reverence hangs over the grounds and it was so quiet and peaceful durning our visit. It was such a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very interesting and beautifully maintained in lovely gardens. Well worth a visit. Peaceful and quiet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Beautiful complex of temples. Visit the museum. There is a Buddhist monk there to welcome you and answer any questions. I enjoyed the museum as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

lovely setting and buildings with a museum. Bells to be rung and gongs to be 'gonged'. Buddha looked splendid. Great photo opportunities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Vey interesting exhibits in the museum, beautiful plants and a small pond with turtles. Rather crowded on the weekend, you better visit during the week.

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