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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
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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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Heritage and historic temple

A quiet and beautiful temple in the city. It is not a big temple, not commercial at all very local one

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A quiet and beautiful temple in the city. It is not a big temple, not commercial at all very local one

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is much smaller than many of the others but is quite beautiful. It held the Emerald Buddha originally which has now been moved to Bangkok. There is a replica in the original's place. This temple is nice as there is an educational museum in the back with English translations. Walking distance from all around town. Worth a look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thai people love to go to the temple. This place have a fantastic black building. And phra tan jai, don't forget to ask your wish here.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By Thai standards this is a small temple but very symbolic as it used to be the home of the emerald Buddha statue before it was transferred to Bangkok. The replica, however, is still very impressive and is well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very beautiful temple with a very clam atmosphere.wonderful emerald green Buddha statue was a beauty

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Leusden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this temple when I was doing a bike trip to explore the town. The temple itself is beautiful but since there are so many beautiful temples it's not really special. There are beautiful orchids that grow outside which is special!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wat Phra Kaeo offered more then the average temple. It had english signs explaining the meaning of various Buddha positions, the pools of turtles, the museum and we were lucky enough to watch an induction ceremony for two novice monks. Within walking distance of city and markets.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great wat to check out... Where the emerald Buddha statue started...it also has a small museum and a beautiful garden

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 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 in Bangkok. There is, however, construction ongoing in the complex so it was inconvenient to... More 

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