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Temple Of The Emerald Buddha

Emerald Buddha in The Grand Palace is the main beautiful temple attraction. It is known in Thai language Wat Phra Kaew and in English as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The Emerald Buddha is an image of the meditating Gautama Buddha seated in a yogic posture. This is made of a solid semi-precious green jade, clothed in gold and diamonds. It’s about 66 centimetres tall. 

This is Thailand’s most significant sacred Buddhist temple and utmost precious religious icon of the Thai Royal Family. It is strongly believed to bring prosperity and good fortune to a country in which it resides.

The Emerald Buddha has seasonal costumes, which the King of Thailand or a senior member of the royal family change ceremonially three times a year. It is defined as Summer season, Rainy season, Winter season. The ceremony is held at the start of each of the three seasons according to astrological dates in the first waning moon of the lunar months 4, 8 and 12, around March, August and November. Of course, you cannot see all three different decorative Buddha at your single visit. But you can choose the time as you would like to see in person or whenever you are there, have visited.   

So, this way visitors can see different Buddha seated in set of three seasonal decorations. 

Daily from 8:30 AM – 05.30 PM

THB 500 per person with Grand Palace visit

In the Grand Palace, Na Phra Lan Road, Old City (Rattanakosin), Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

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