We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 19 Moo 1, Tambol Wiang, Ampur Muang, Chiang Rai 57000 Thailand, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Phone Number:
+66 53 711 385
Website
Description:

This was the original location of the Emerald Buddha, now housed in...

This was the original location of the Emerald Buddha, now housed in Bangkok's Wat Phra Kaeo.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 90.61*
and up
Half-Day Temples and City Tour of Chiang Rai
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 641 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 148
    Excellent
  • 134
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Nice - but not a must see

If you have been in Thailand for more than a few days you have seen a lot of temples. This one may have historical significance but it is no more beautiful than many others. For... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Suetooyoo
,
Tennessee
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

641 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 319: English reviews
Tennessee
Level Contributor
99 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have been in Thailand for more than a few days you have seen a lot of temples. This one may have historical significance but it is no more beautiful than many others. For my time, White Temple was much better.

Helpful?
Thank Suetooyoo
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a temple at the top of stairs that has the emeral buddha in it. Nearby, there is a small (free) two storey museum with lots of buddhas and other things on exhibit. The grounds are nice and green with lots of plants and shade. We came at about 11am and saw 3 other tourists in half an hour,... More 

Helpful?
Thank L S
Houston
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first temple of literally 100s of temples we visited in Thailand. This would be thought to be one of the more humble and authentic temples with a soul. The great fact that the commercialization was minimal here. The symbolism and the various statues as well care give here is superb.

Helpful?
Thank Michael A
London
Level Contributor
39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place a must see if you are in this area , so much to see , make sure you have a sun hat and glasses, plus your camera

Helpful?
Thank Gracefield
Martinez, California, United States
Level Contributor
383 reviews
185 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a non-Buddhist farang I was expecting more from the #2 TA attraction in CR. It's a nice wat, but the smaller than many others - did I miss something? The Buddha in the green room was all gold-colored - not green as in many pictures... ?? I definitely reiterate what others point out - show respect ! This is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cameron M
Chiang Rai, Thailand
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the easeat temples to visit,chiang mai is full of temples but this one also offers meditation courses

Helpful?
Thank Tommy M
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Level Contributor
69 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful and significant temple of not just Chiangrai but also Thailand. Wear respectful clothes and remember to take off your shoes if entering the main temple. Enjoy Thai architecture and the peacefulness of Thai temple. Free to enter.

Helpful?
Thank Robyn F
Phuket Town, Thailand
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Come to visit one of the most important temple of Thailand in the history.Moreover, you ' ll impress with many antiques in local museum within this temple.

Helpful?
Thank Breathing2010
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you in Bkk , you need to come here and visit the Temple combined with the Grad Palace . Full of history and nice crafted decorations it is something that you will not see in another Temple , the Buddha it is made by jade , it is the most sacred Buddha in Thailand .

Helpful?
Thank Sorin_M76
Asheville, NC
Level Contributor
35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very simply decorated temple which is a welcome respite for the eyes if seeing the white temple, black house and blue temple as well in a day.

Helpful?
Thank new79

Travellers who viewed Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) also viewed

Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai Province
Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai Province
 
Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai Province
Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai Province
 

Been to Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?