The temple of Emerald Buddha is also known as WAT PHRA KAEW. The Wat Phra Si Ratan Satsaram or Temple of the Holy Jewel Buddha in English is officially designated as the Temple of Buddha in Bangkok.
This is one of the most significant Buddha statues in Thailand, Located inside the grounds of the Grand Palace. The meditating Buddha made of green jadeite or jasper (greenstone), clothed in gold and diamonds, seated in Virasana (A yogic posture).
You will be surely amazed and in Awe after exploring the beautiful and impressive structure of the temple. Three times in a year only King of Thailand or highest-ranking member of the royal family changes the three jewel-embedded garments during a formal ritual. As per the Temple Decorum or protocol, all visitors must take off their shoes and cover their knees and shoulders before entering the temple premises.
Grand Palace built with the temple of Emerald Buddha. Its creation dates much older (For more than 238 years). However, some Historical records suggest that the statue surfaced near Chiang Rai in 1434.
The Emerald Buddha has been a feature of The Grand Palace, Bangkok since ages; however, its story expands beyond Bangkok and even Thailand. Some of the Religious Scholar suggests that The Emerald Buddha bears a resemblance to the Statues in Sri Lanka and the Southern part of India, because of its specific posture of meditation. Besides, style and posture are not prevalent in traditional Thai statuaries.
The Emerald Buddha Temple is an example of beauty, art, and representative of Thai Culture. It is famous for its architecture and beauty. You will be in awe after experiencing this marvelous example of the richness of Thai Culture and its beauty.
In order to pay respect, it suggests covering your knees and wear long skirts or trousers; as it is an important guideline to enter the palace premises.
The Emerald Buddha Temple is very unique in posture as its not very predominant Thai Architecture. This has been used for ritual purposes by the King of Thailand and their heir’s.
Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.
Mini Angkor Wat-
The miniature of Angkor Wat has been constructed by The King Mongkut. This is the worth visiting model of famous Angkor Wat in Cambodia, situated at Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, about2 minutes walking distance from Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
The home of much-sacred scripture saved from the original library which was destroyed by fire.
The Reclining Buddha -WAT PHO-
The Reclining Buddha situated at Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok, about 700 meters south of The Grand Palace. This is famous for the posture of Buddha slipping or reclining. It is a common belief amongst the people that donating coins in 108 bronze bowls placed within the surrounding corridor brings wealth and prosperity. The visiting hours starts from 8:00 am till 5.00 pm.
If you are a foodie then there are many options available for you to satisfy your taste buds. You can taste the range of delicious food dishes from restaurants and bars around there.
From the popular Pad Thai cuisine to the Duck Faith Legs of Deck restaurant, there are many dishes available. You can also explore mouth-watering foods like Guay Teow, Spicy Shrimp Soup, Tom Kha Gai, Spicy Green Papaya Salad, and Khao Pad (Fried Rice).
Don’t worry if you like Vegan or Vegetarian foods, there are many restaurants available there for you. There are multiple options of delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes available.
Pa Prank - Hostel-
Approximately 9 min walk from the Temple. Nice location with amenities like Free Wi-Fi, Air Conditioning, Restaurant, Breakfast, and Laundry services. You'll be asked to pay the Cash deposit: THB 500 per stay at the property.
1905 Heritage Corner-
3.5-star Guesthouse in Bangkok is about 6 min walks from the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Free Wi-Fi, Free self-parking, free newspapers, Soundproofed rooms, and Smoke-free rooms are available. This hotel is popular amongst guests for its cleanliness. The fee of THB 3000 per stay would be asked at the property.
A 4-start Guesthouse with free Wi-Fi, Free bottled water, and Chargeable breakfast with air-conditioning rooms. It situated in Bangkok Riverside, Bangkok, Thailand.
The Temple of Emerald Buddha is a very sacred place. We should very careful and respectful about their culture and rituals particularly about Temples, Buddha, and the Thai Royal Family.
Disrespectful acts towards all Buddha images, Thai Royal Family, and temples are punishable by imprisonment. Follow the rules established by the Govt of Thailand.