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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good for a 30-45 mins stroll. One of the recomended temples to visit while in Chiang Rai. Alot of temples in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai

Thank HH555T
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I checked some of negative reviews and it is clear these people are confusing this temple with the one in Bangkok. There is NO admission fee and NO crowds. This is a lovely temple with peaceful surroundings. There's also a nice museum here in one...More

Thank pianocello
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What is different about this temple, apart from the obvious, is the care taken in the surroundings; with fabulous orchids and other exotic plants in the grounds.

Thank BeatriceManchester
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple is small but historically important as it is here where the Emerald Buddha, now in Bangkok, was kept. Don't miss the museum next to the temple with a beautiful collection. And it was quiet here.

Thank Dick Z
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chiang Rai's temples are stunning and this is a further example. Historical as well as it contains a replica of the Emerald Buddha, which once was place here.

Thank RobandJoPerth
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Close to the city center. It's the original birthplace of the Emerald Buddha before it embarked its journey which finally sees it arrived at its current location in Bangkok. The temple itself is small but functional. I find it very pleasant walking around the temple...More

Thank Zac C
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

I went early morning to avoid the crowds and was very surprised to see such a beautiful temple almost on my own. By far the most beautiful temple in Chiang Rai, maybe even in the whole of northern Thailand. Do not miss it!

Thank Bruno O
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Went there as our last tourist spot we want to see. This is a small temple and we only want to see the Emerald Buddha. Stayed there for a bout 10 minutes and off we went to the night market.

Thank AnaHappyAllTheTime
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

I visited the temple to send blessing to my family on my daughter birthday, the museum artifacts here are incredible, its tranquil and wasn't over run with people like me (tourists), i was able to meditate and send my prayers home. The staff on hand...More

Thank michaelhart676
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

From the outside, it looks really small. But if you walk further in around the building, it houses a museum with lots of rich artefacts with explanation on its history etc. & it’s free!

Thank Jemmyjemm
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