Wat Phra Kaew & Royal Palace

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The Temple of the Emerald Green Buddha

Wat Phra Kaew, or the Temple of the Emerald Green Buddha, is the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. The central ubosot features a golden altar topped with a small green Buddha. Unlike the name suggests it's made of jade instead of emerald. The Buddha is only 66 centimeters tall, but nevertheless the main religious symbol of the Thai. Every season he wears a different jacket. Wat Phra Kaew is part of a large complex in the historic old town. This complex consists of more than a hundred buildings, including the Royal Palace, which was the Royal residence until the mid 20th century.

Address: Na Phra Lan Road, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200