A beautiful temple with lots of history. Right in the heart of Chiang Rai and walking distance from downtown.
About Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)
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Came here for an hour early morning. The museum building, as well as the main building (red, at the back) are spectacular and very educational. The emerald Buddha is gorgeous and definite must see when in Chiang Rai, especially if you have seen the original...More
Museum was well done and provided a booklet to read on all the artifacts. Very clean, peaceful and easy to access.
Small temple housing a small jade Buddha. This is significant temple best known for originally housing the emerald Buddha in 13th century. Interesting paintings on the wall depicting the emerald's journey over the centuries. Some beautiful orchids flowering in grounds of the complex.
My family read a lot about this Wat before setting out. As we came, we found it difficult to more deeply appreciate the cultural and historical significance of it, for nearly nothing was introduced in English. We took a leisure walk around and we really...More
It was nice to stop here and see another wat variation. We have seen many such variations on our travels through Thailand and this one was OK. Learning the history of Thailandand understanding the religous ethic of its people provided us with a nice view...More
green and pacefull place in center of the city.Really intersting history and nice museum. you sould go in there.
Spend time. Breath and sit down. Walk around and look at the art, all artworks tell a story and there are information available if you look, or ask. If not, remember that buddhist don't do missionary work. Find you own way.