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Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)

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This was the original location of the Emerald Buddha, now housed in Bangkok's Wat Phra Kaeo.
19 Moo 1, Tambol Wiang, Ampur Muang, Chiang Rai 57000 Thailand, Chiang Rai, Thailand
+66 53 711 385
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is very beautiful. Close to Wat Pra Sing. Parking space: limited This holy place is very nice to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank oonoiookIA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice quiet temple to visit in the middle of the city. The museum here is also quite interesting with a replica of the Jade Buddha.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Panamajoe2017
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Amazing temples, very quiet and centrally located in the middle of chiang rai city. Less touristy compare to other temples and very peaceful and calm, could spend 1-2 hours alone just sitting and pray!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 December 2018

Still my favourite temple in Chiang Rai. Lovely temple. Friendly monks, lovely flowers and terrapins. This is the temple not to miss in Chiang Rai. It has everything. A firendly monk spoke to me in good English which was nice. I spoke back in my...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dean S
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

Lots to see in the temple and some very friendly, knowledgeable monks will talk to you while you are there

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank X8832QTmattheww
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Beautiful & peaceful surroundings, it's a must see while in the North. The museum is worth a visit too as is the second temple.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank annafaliraki
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful temple with a lot of history. This temple in Chiang Rai is the temple that used to hold the Emerald Buddha. It has been moved to Bangkok but there is another Emerald Buddha here in this temple that was made by a Chinese artist.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MrPickupsCat
Reviewed 22 November 2018

Should be the first thing you plan on seeing in Bangkok. Truly amazing, like nothing you have ever seen. You don't have to spend all day here but there is a lot to see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Yurovski K
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the visit to this lovely temple made up of a few different shrines as well as a museum. Peaceful and serene walking to and into the different structures. What I found different (positive) here was an effort to inform visitors about the history of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Trvlnomad
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

The Wat Phra Kaew is a Royal Temple in Chiang Rai and one of the oldest in the city that goes back at least in the 14th century. The Wat Phra Kaew is an important temple in Thai history, as it was here where the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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