Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) is the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand, it is situated in the capital city, Bangkok. The Emerald Buddha located in the temple is an important religio-political symbol of Thailand, it is said to bring ‘prosperity and pre-eminence’. The temple was built and completed in 1784. The temple has been renovated many times over the years and is a wonderful sight. Its architecture is magnificent and a reflection of the beautiful region it is located in.
The temple is situated within the grounds of the Grand Palace. The closest train station to the palace where the temple is situated in is a 20-minute walk away at ‘Hua Lamphong’ station. The best way to get to the temple is by using the local bus network, the 25, 32, 47, 53, 82, 91 and 508 all stop at the palace.
Opening Times and Admission
With the temple being apart of the Grand Palace, you pay to enter both for 500Baht. The temple operates to the opening times of the Grand Palace, 8.30am-3.30pm daily. A strict dress code applies for entering the palace and the temple.