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Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok

Wat Phra Kaew Temple

Wat Phra Kaew Temple

The full name is actually Wat Phra Sri Rattana Sasdaram but this temple in Bangkok is better known as Wat Phra Kaew temple. This imposing temple in Thailand’s Capital is on the same compound as the Royal Grand Palace.  King Rama the first gave the mandate to build this holy Buddhist monument. Many tourists come here to see the Emerald Buddha, Golden Buddha statues, Golden stupas, the impressive statures of all eight Kings of the Chakri dynasty and many other beautiful and impressive monuments and holy places. Worshippers come to pay their respect of “Phra Kaew Morakot” (The Emerald Buddha) and to the most hallowed compound in Thailand where the ashes of many former Monarchs are enshrined. The Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok is a great destination for all who like to see a grandiose temple and learn something about Thai culture. The River Express is the cheapest possibility to reach the Phra Kaew Temple. Taxis and Tuk Tuks are a bit more expansive and mostly slower because of the traffic in central Bangkok.

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