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Bangkok, is a city that never sleeps nearby canals and Chao Phraya River give a constant activity, streets as Sukhumvit or Silom always crowded, street shops and restaurants. Here you will find a bangkok guide, of the different city, shops, restaurants, hotels that offer their terraces brunch, secret corners (not only exists Grand Palace to visit!). Come spend a ONEDAY us to the city of angels. For sure it will surprise you.
The temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok

the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand

The temple of the Emerald Buddha is located within the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Its name is Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram and is the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand.

Built by King Rama I when he moved the capital from Thonburi to Bangkok in 1785, is a unique temple because it has no space to be inhabited by monks, but has only sacred buildings, as well as statues and pagodas.

The main part is the central ubosoth, where the Emerald Buddha is. The size of the statue is about 45cm and is actually made of jade. It wears gold vestments and has three different dresses which are changed in various ceremonies throughout the year to celebrate the changing seasons (rainy, summer and winter). Only the king can change its dress.

The temple is surrounded by a wall decorated with scenes from the Ramakien mythology, Thai version of the Hindu Ramayana, from where surely come monkey kings and giants which surround the pagoda. Other important figures in the area of the temple are the five meters high giants (yak).

As the temple of the Emerald Buddha is in the grounds of the Grand Palace is accessed by paying the entrance to the resort. Prices and schedules are the same as for the rest of the Grand Palace, although it may be that the Emerald Buddha Temple closes shortly before or it is closed because of some celebration.

There is a very strict dress rules to enter the grounds of the Grand Palace, it is forbidden to wear shorts or tank top and soles can not be shown to Buddha.

Address:
Na Phra Lan Road, Old City (Rattanakosin)

Opening Hours: Daily 08:30 – 15:30

Price Range: Tickets sold from 8:30 – 15:30 and cost 500 baht! One ticket includes entry to Vimanmek Palace and Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall


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