Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Chiang Rai

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Regarded as the most important of all Buddhist temples in Thailand, Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) annually draws tens of thousands of tourists from all over the globe. Experience the spiritual atmosphere of this sanctuary and admire its outstanding architecture and golden sculptures. The temple houses a notable 14th-century statuette called the "Emerald Buddha," a 66 cm (26 in) tall artwork carved from jade. Dress respectfully when visiting this sacred place, making sure your legs, arms, and torso remain covered at all times. Add Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) to your Chiang Rai travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Chiang Rai vacation site.
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  • Worth a 10 minute stop off to see the original home of the emerald Buddah. Also good to see a more traditional Wat after the artistry of the Blue and White Temples. 
    Worth a 10 minute stop off to see the original home of the emerald Buddah. Also good to see a more traditional Wat after the artistry of the Blue and White Temples.  more »
  • A large, very much functional Wat in the north of Chiang Rai. The map at the entrance explains the function of the various buildings in the compound, but the focal point here is the temple towards... 
    A large, very much functional Wat in the north of Chiang Rai. The map at the entrance explains the function of the various buildings in the compound, but the focal point here is the temple towards...  more »
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  • Very beautiful temple. Very pleasant and peaceful. The museum is very impressive. Don’t miss the Jade Buddha!
  • If you are in the city and are on a temple tour it is a must to see. It is a traditional Thai temple. It has a nice little museum in 2 floors.

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