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Temple of the Emerald Buddha - Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram / Wat Phra Kaew

Na Phra Lan Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand

Buddhist Temples

About Temple of the Emerald Buddha - Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram / Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Phra Kaew is one of the most important Buddhist temples in Thailand. Located in the historic centre of Bangkok and within the grounds of the Grand Palace, the temple enshrines Phra Kaew Morakot, the highly revered Buddha image meticulously carved from a single block of jade.


Attractions near Temple of the Emerald Buddha - Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram / Wat Phra Kaew

The Grand Palace0.24km from Temple of the Emerald Buddha - Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram / Wat Phra Kaew

A complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. Several royal ceremonies and state functions are held within the walls of the palace every year. The palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand.

National Museum0.74km from Temple of the Emerald Buddha - Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram / Wat Phra Kaew

The Bangkok National Museum displays Thailand’s largest collection of local art and artefacts. Founded by King Rama V, the museum occupies the former 18th-century Wang Na Palace in Phra Nakhon. It’s within walking distance of Wat Phra Kaew and The Grand Palace, so you can easily combine a day trip to these spots while in Bangkok.

National Gallery0.84km from Temple of the Emerald Buddha - Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram / Wat Phra Kaew

The National Gallery is an art gallery and one of Thailand's national museums. It is located on Chao Fa Road in Bangkok's historic Phra Nakhon District, and is housed in the building of the former Royal Thai Mint. The gallery's collections range from traditional Thai art to the Western-influenced portraiture of the 19th century and modern and contemporary works.

Museum Siam0.85km from Temple of the Emerald Buddha - Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram / Wat Phra Kaew

Museum Siam is a discovery museum that is located at Sanam Chai road in Bangkok, Thailand. The museum was established in 2007 in the former building of the Ministry of Commerce. It was created to teach the national identity and history of the people of Thailand, and their relationships with neighboring cultures. The museum shows the development of Thailand from the past to the present. It is one of the key attractions in Bangkok.

Wat Suthat Thepwararam0.91km from Temple of the Emerald Buddha - Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram / Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Suthat Thepwararam is one of the oldest and most impressive Buddhist temples in Bangkok. It has an elegant prayer hall with sweeping roofs, magnificent murals, and exquisite hand-carved teakwood door panels. It’s widely known for the towering red Giant Swing standing at its entrance. Located in Bangkok's Old Town, you can easily combine a visit to Wat Suthat Thepwararam with Temple of the Emerald Buddha, The Grand Palace, and Wat Pho.

khaosan road entrance0.99km from Temple of the Emerald Buddha - Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram / Wat Phra Kaew

Khao San Road is known as the Bangkok backpacker central, yet has no historical sights to speak of. Even so, its location in the Old City makes it an ideal base from which to explore Bangkok’s classic attractions. That's not to say there's nothing to look at or admire here, though.

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Bangkok is among the world's top tourist destinations, and has been named the world's most visited city consistently in several international rankings. It has emerged as a centre for the arts, fashion, and entertainment. The city is known for its street life and cultural landmarks, as well as its red-light districts.