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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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This is where the original emerald Buddha was founded. They made the replica here We're went to here recomended by the hotel staff. And we took songtheew to here around 150 baht

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Makassar, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is where the original emerald Buddha was founded. They made the replica here We're went to here recomended by the hotel staff. And we took songtheew to here around 150 baht

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canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Beautiful.. highly recommend can be very crowded, give yourself at least an hour to walk around and take in the surrounds.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

There are a bunch of wats in the area. I recommend you do them all. Takes about two hours and they are all magnificent.

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Worthing
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Didn't see any turtles that others have mentioned. It was nice and tranquil I somehow missed the emerald Buddha which was right at the back if the complex. I think I was too distracted by finding the toilet!!

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Maia, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is a the temple where the original emerald buddha was found. It´s a nice palce with a small museum you can visit for free.

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Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This temple is very peaceful, beautiful, and have a good history. The Emerald Buddha here in Chiang rai was reproduced and the original one is in Bangkok. The place is good to make us keep calm and . there is a good smell from flowers along the way you walked up to the stairs. it is a nice place to... More 

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Brunei Darussalam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Perth western australia
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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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China
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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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