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.

Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)

19 Moo 1, Tambol Wiang, Ampur Muang, Chiang Rai 57000 Thailand, Chiang Rai, Thailand
+66 53 711 385
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$86.35*
and up
Half-Day Temples and City Private Tour of Chiang Rai
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
This was the original location of the Emerald Buddha, now housed in Bangkok's Wat Phra Kaeo.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“grand palace” (9 reviews)
“small pond” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
19 Moo 1, Tambol Wiang, Ampur Muang, Chiang Rai 57000 Thailand, Chiang Rai, Thailand
CONTACT
Website
+66 53 711 385
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Chiang Rai
from US$82.00
More Info
from US$91.10
More Info
from US$69.10
More Info
from US$97.30
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (770)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"grand palace"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful jade"
in 6 reviews
"small pond"
in 4 reviews
"historical significance"
in 5 reviews
"great history"
in 5 reviews
"small museum"
in 14 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 19 reviews
"bamboo forest"
in 4 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 4 reviews
"chiang rai city"
in 4 reviews
"northern thailand"
in 4 reviews
"clock tower"
in 5 reviews
"replica"
in 42 reviews
"turtles"
in 28 reviews
"wat"
in 50 reviews
"temple"
in 232 reviews
"buddhist"
in 24 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 381 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Fascinating temple that was the original home of the Emerald Buddha that now resides in the Royal Palace in Bangkok. The main attraction is the main temple. Pick up the informational cards inside the temple to learn more about the murals painted on the walls...More

Thank Gerald TC L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with the Free 9 temples tour from the City Hall and was able to visit the museum at a short period of time. Unfortunately, unable to go around the temple buildings since the tour was limited of time.

Thank thorisa y
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in the group Pattaya, Bankok many Buddhist temples, Vihara, Canal floating market Bankok and Waterland market

Thank Ven S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 10 May 2018

We visited here as part of our tour around Chiang Rai and its surroundings through Chai Machete tours. An absolutely beautiful temple, and it was interesting to be there to hear the monks singing. Very peaceful - and without the crowds you see at the...More

Thank kathryndob
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

I would like to post more than 10 photos. The emerald Buddha in the past was in Chiang Rai. The Buddha Larn Thong and Museum

Thank PanSum
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

After following the story of the emerald Buddha across Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang Mai and now Chiang Rai) it felt good to complete its story as it is a very important Buddhist relic. The temple is beautiful and well looked after and is a working monetary...More

Thank emily s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 April 2018

a real Buddhist temple experience that other temples doesn't have 1. beautiful garden with exotic collections of orchids (with names) plus the bewildering CANNON BALL TREE that looks like a crossbreed between coconut and an orchid 2. clean, friendly staff and amazing ambience 3. the...More

1  Thank angel d
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 March 2018

One can get a bit "templed - out" after a few weeks in Thailand but this temple was enjoyable to visit. We were even offered free drinks or ice creams and we accepted the latter. I would recommend a visit here. There is an interesting...More

1  Thank Joy F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Wat Phra Kaeo has great history as the resting place of the original emerald Buddha, which today sits in Bangkok. There is a very beautiful replica of the original in this Wat as well as other beautiful deities and a peaceful prayer hall. This Wat...More

Thank Gurukohli
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

It was mentioned that the statue was originally donated to Myanma king Anawyahta and reached Cambodia. Chaingrai got the statue and kept there giving replica to Lao and Bangkok. The sculpture work is fine and size is bigger than the one at Bkk. The surrounding...More

Thank chit s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 109 hotels in Chiang Rai
Ban Khun Yom
6 reviews
.47 km away
B2 Chiang Rai
166 reviews
.53 km away
Wangcome
143 reviews
.81 km away
Nak Nakara
985 reviews
.85 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Barrab
993 reviews
.06 km away
Hungry Wolf's Steak & Ale House
534 reviews
.26 km away
Destiny Cafe & Restaurant
171 reviews
.54 km away
At Home Cafe
32 reviews
.60 km away
Nearby Attractions
Wat Mung Muang Temple
6 reviews
.26 km away
Wat Phra Singh
103 reviews
.31 km away
Wat Phrathat Doi Tong
137 reviews
.62 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;