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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: +66 53 711 385
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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 temple is one of the most important royal temple in Chiangrai history. อย่ามัวแต่ไปวัดขาวบ้านดำจนลืมวัดที่สำคัญที่สุดวัดหนึ่งในประวัติศาสตร์เมืองเชียงราย... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This temple is one of the most important royal temple in Chiangrai history. อย่ามัวแต่ไปวัดขาวบ้านดำจนลืมวัดที่สำคัญที่สุดวัดหนึ่งในประวัติศาสตร์เมืองเชียงราย ที่ที่เคยประดิษฐานพระแก้วมรกตในอดีต ปัจจุบันมีองค์จำลองประดิษฐานไว้ให้บูชาแทน ที่จอดรถในวัดพอมีต้องวัดดวง

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The temples are fine, same you see everywhere. The original emerald bhudda is in bangkok now. Quite a peaceful place.. Just the turtle pond is sad to see.. Dirty, rotten.. Poor creatures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The emerald Buddah was crafted from a piece of jade from Canada and was sculpted in China. The windows around the temple are also made from jade. Very beautiful.

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Patong, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During your stay in Chiang Rai you can visit this temple and learn about the history of the emerald Buddha. Same we did. It´s worth to visit this temple.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful. Very peaceful place. The trees around the place make it feel like you are in the jungle. Worth it if you are in the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful and peaceful place to visit not far away from white temple and sigh temple one of tree beautiful temple

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and quiet temple to visit in the city. They even have a little natural pond with turtle next to the jade buddha. The buddha itself is breathtaking to watch and reflect quietly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of Thailand's great places - and I would rate it highly on a world scale.The buildings within the compound are first rate but what makes the place stand out is the abundance of trees and flowers which fill the area. There is also a museum with excellent objects in it. This is vital visiting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wat Phra Kaeo is located just opposite the Overbrook Hospital. Once you visited Was Phra Kaeo in Bangkok, it is a must to see this temple. Since this temple originally was the location of Emerald Buddha, till they moved it to Bangkok. This temple now has a replica of the Emerald Buddha.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got to visit this temple early in the morning so it was not crowded, after Bangkok crowds this was so serene. Beautiful gardens and very nice inside the temples as well. Actually felt religiously uplifted, very clean and quiet.

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