Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of Emerald Buddha)

Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of Emerald Buddha)

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Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of Emerald Buddha)

Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of Emerald Buddha)

Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of Emerald Buddha)

Quick facts about Wat Phra Kaeo

  • Name: Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of Emerald Buddha)
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Built 18th century
  • Type of attraction: Architectural/Temple
  • Ticket price: From $3

Wat Phra Kaeo, the most sacred temple in Thailand, is a home to the statue Emerald Buddha, which is now a synonym of the temple, as it is globally known as Temple of Emerald Buddha.

The statue is highly revered and considered in Thailand as the protector of the country. It is carved out of the single piece of jade and it is only 66 cm tall.

Only Thai King can touch the statue and he is changing cloak covering it, three times a year during seasonal ceremonies.

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Interesting facts about Wat Phra Kaeo

  • The entrance to the temple is guarded by a pair of yakshis (mythical giants – 5 meters high statues).
  • It is compulsory to remove your shoes when entering the temple (this applies to every Buddhist temple).
  • If you are not appropriately dressed to enter the temple, you can rent clothes.
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