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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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19 Moo 1, Tambol Wiang, Ampur Muang, Chiang Rai 57000 Thailand, Chiang Rai, Thailand
+66 53 711 385
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're interested in temples and a bit of history, you may enjoy this temple. You've probably heard of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok. It's the most sacred Buddha image in Thailand. Wat Phra Kaew in Chiang Mai is the original location...More

Thank VivaHawaii
Reviewed 1 week ago

Elegant temple, beautifully kept. Had been to so many temples however everyone had something which was distinctive. This temple portrayed very detailed architecture.

Thank Vikash V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here while it was pouring rain, so I probably didn't have the best experience, but it was definitely a different visit from other temples. There are other attractions in walking distance, so I recommend to plan your trip.

Thank Niameow
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This temple is in downtown and very easy to be there. For me the emerald buddha image is symbol of my country. So the great chance to visit one part of the long way journey of this buddha image made me so impress.

Thank Phanuwat K
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

The temple is in downtown, walkable distance. Worth visiting. The Buddha is delicately sculpted and the temple is beautiful.

Thank yeungali
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

The Temple is worth seeing even though the Buddah is a replica. We highly recommend the "Museum" with amazingly beautiful objects on display. Entrance is free.

1  Thank PerCinque
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

If you have been in Thailand for more than a few days you have seen a lot of temples. This one may have historical significance but it is no more beautiful than many others. For my time, White Temple was much better.

1  Thank Suetooyoo
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

There is a temple at the top of stairs that has the emeral buddha in it. Nearby, there is a small (free) two storey museum with lots of buddhas and other things on exhibit. The grounds are nice and green with lots of plants and...More

1  Thank L S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This was our first temple of literally 100s of temples we visited in Thailand. This would be thought to be one of the more humble and authentic temples with a soul. The great fact that the commercialization was minimal here. The symbolism and the various...More

1  Thank Michael A
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Wonderful place a must see if you are in this area , so much to see , make sure you have a sun hat and glasses, plus your camera

Thank Gracefield
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