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Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)

19 Moo 1, Tambol Wiang, Ampur Muang, Chiang Rai 57000 Thailand, Chiang Rai, Thailand
+66 53 711 385
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This was the original location of the Emerald Buddha, now housed in Bangkok's Wat Phra Kaeo.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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19 Moo 1, Tambol Wiang, Ampur Muang, Chiang Rai 57000 Thailand, Chiang Rai, Thailand
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+66 53 711 385
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Reviewed February 12, 2017

A beautiful temple with lots of history. Right in the heart of Chiang Rai and walking distance from downtown.

Thank phil B
Reviewed February 4, 2017

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

Thank MarciTravels
Reviewed February 3, 2017

Museum was well done and provided a booklet to read on all the artifacts. Very clean, peaceful and easy to access.

Thank Sheila G
Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

It was beautiful but overcrowded. Difficult to get the pictures you would want without bothering people who were praying. Definitely worth a visit but be prepared to spend some time if you want good photos.

Thank AJ W
Reviewed January 31, 2017

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.

Thank pbhPlymouth
Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Bestlambert
Reviewed January 22, 2017

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

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Reviewed January 18, 2017

green and pacefull place in center of the city.Really intersting history and nice museum. you sould go in there.

Thank emmanuel197800
Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit. This temple had a lot of interesting information in English. Very pretty. The children enjoyed lighting candles and incense. If you like visiting temples this is worth a visit.

Thank ahendo
Reviewed January 8, 2017

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.

Thank Art2911
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