Marvelous Temple of The Emerald Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand
Wat Phra Kaew, or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, in Bangkok, Thailand is regarded as the most important Buddhist temple in the country. 

This picture was taken inside the temple. Behind me is the temple's famous murals.


The Emerald Buddha is raised high on a series of high platforms, and no one is allowed near the highly-revered image. 

A seasonal cloak, which covers the Emerald Buddha image, is changed three times a year - summer, cool, and rainy season. The cloak is changed only by His Majesty the King of Thailand to bring good fortune to the country during each season. 

How to get there
Now, a very inexpensive and enjoyable way to get to Wat Phra Kaew is by taking the Skytrain to Saphan Taksin, then the river taxi to Tha Chang Pier.

What to wear
Short pants, or short skirts, and sleeveless shirts aren't allowed in the temple. You can rent a sarong at the entrance, but it's better to dress appropriately to avoid the queue!

Other information
The temple is open from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Price is 500 Baht. 
4
All entries

Wat Arun

Romantic Bangkok

Kindness

Land of Smiles

Wat Prathat Phasornkaew

วัดพระธาตุผาแก้ว = Temple on a Glass Cliff

My Wish to Explore the Natural Beauty of Thailand

Explore the unexplored

Why Do We Travel?

To get into situations like this in Bangkok!

Ko Chang

Away from the bustle, we find paradise...

Visiting Thailand - A Nation Rich In Culture

I became fascinated by Thailand many, many years ago when I watched the King and I. Silly I know but factual since Thailand was once known as Siam. Thailand is one of those destinations that you hope and dream of one day visiting.

Aerial Impressions of a Tea Plantation

Metal Castle at Dusk

One of a kind Wat Ratchanatdaram, also known locally as Loha Prasat or Metal Castle, in the evening light. The 37 spires represents the 37 virtues needed to attain enlightenment.

Unique Combination of Tradition and its Variations Found in Bangkok Architecture

Attractions in Bangkok heritage fusion-style hotels...

The Thailand I Never Knew

A beautiful journey in Nan and Chiang Mai, Thailand

Heading Home

There’s no place like home. Just like this little Thai boy I captured in this Koh Khood fishing village, this travel writer is heading home.

Grand Palace Bangkok: History and Beauty in One

Thailand by Train

Why Ko Phayam Should Be On Your Bucket List

Ko Phayam - the perfect off-the-beat island.

Traveling By Train In Thailand

3rd class train journey with locals

Golden Temple in Chumphon

Unknown province in Thailand

A True Paradise, Mu Ko Surin National Park

My most memorable summer destination

An Introduction to Vipassana and Buddhism in Chiang Mai

Marvelous Temple of The Emerald Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand

Ayutthaya: Ancient City of Thailand

Thailand: A Land Where Nature and Culture Bind in Perfection

There are few places in this world where you can find the perfect bond between nature and culture, but one has what it takes for this match made in heaven.

All Aboard ChangChui Plane Market

The ChangChui Plane Market is a creative space with upcycling installations, a cinema hall, stalls, performance spaces, and of course the big airplane that is the main attraction of this unique place.

Head Over Heals for the Tropical Fruits of Thailand

I felt so in love with the tropical fruits of Thailand and their health properties that I got a durian tattoo on the way out. I am passionate to let others discover a wonderful world of flavours, textures and colours behind the bounty of Thai fruits.

To The Guests of The Emerald Buddha

Thailand, A Place of Wonder

Discovering the Beauty of Thailand

Heard It All About Thailand

The Golden Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand

A Taste Of Zimbabwe

Maybe, if we win, our next cool video will be of Thailand :)

Sri Panwa Phuket

Thailand's hip luxury resort

The Most Revered Temple in the Northeast

Visit Wat Phra That Phanom - it's both spiritual and fun.

Sangkhlaburi is the Secret of Thailand

The pure land of Kanchanaburi.

4 Day Chiang Mai Itinerary

Everything you need to know about visiting Chiang Mai

Blue, Red and Purple Sunset

The colours of a country reflect in its sunsets!

The Patterns of Thailand

Lived history