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Wat Phra Kaew

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The most visited attraction in Bangkok.  Within this compound are several significant cultural Icons. The zone of Rattanakosin offers many attractions that relate to the period of Royalty.  Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddha image in Thailand. Three main buildings: The Golden Stupa, enshrining the relics of the Buddha, the Phra Mondop (Library), housing the Tripitaka or a Buddhist scripture, the Royal Pantheon, a pavilion for keeping statues of deceased kings of Chakri dynasty. Besides, the 178 section mural paintings which depict the story of the Ramayana are the superb masterpiece of Rattanakosin artisans.  open 8.30am to 3.30  


The temple is in the outer section of the Royal Enclosure west of the Grand Palace . It was built on the orders of King Rama 1 along with the Grand Palace and Rattanakosin Island, and is built as a temple in a Royal compound like Wat Sri Sanphet in Ayutthaya . It has no resident monks.

The most famous in Wat Phra Kaew are: The Emerald Buddha, Model of Angkor Wat, Prasat Phra Thepidon, Mondop, Balcony, Phra Sri Ratana Chedi and many others. By the way, the Emerald Buddha (Phra Putta Maha Mani Ratana Patimakorn or Phra Kaeo Morakot): This is a Buddha image in the meditating position in the style of the Lanna school of the north, dating from the 15th century AD. King Rama I brought it from Vientiane , and it is considered to be the most important Buddha image in the country.




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Amorosa Bar Sunset view of Wat Arun across Chao Phraya river 4 level bar opposite temple, idea of sunset photos S 700 mtrs - 200 mtrs from Wat Pho  
Canal Saen Saep Pier 27 Fa Lilat Transport / local canal / 20 mins from cbd local on a rough canal shuttle E 1.60 km 
WAT RATCHANATDARAM Photo Metal Temple and Royal Sala and temple markets E 1.60 km many Icons with 100 mtrs 
Fort Mahakan - Bang Lamphu Photo Spot / Historical Icon / 20 mins landmark at Canal Pier, Metal temple across the rd E 1.60 km 
Bicycle Tour Push Bike tour / out doors low intensity day or night tours  within 3 km radius 
Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall Exhibition / Entertainment several flrs, indoors, audio tours, coffee shop E 1.60km 
The Golden Mount Temple / walking / 2 hrs man made mountain 360 degree view, close to canal pier, incl coffee shop E 1.7 km 
Yodpiman River Walk Food / Drinks / River Views / 3hrs watch dinner cruise boats, next to flower markets, 100 shops multiple level on the river SE 1.5 km 
Vimanmek Mansion Royal mansion of Teak Popular tour NE 3.4 km 
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