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Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Phra Kaew or Temple of the Emerald Buddha is not just one of Bangkok's major tourist spectacles, it is also Thailand's most sacred temple and spiritual centre. Located within the Grand Palace's complex, this site receives hundreds of visitors every day. The highlight is the 15th century Buddha statue, whose robes are changed by the Thai King to signify a change of season. The temple and its colourful, intricately designed surrounding structures reflect the Thai people's strong faith, creativity and artistry. Wat Phra Kaew's interior walls are equally impressive; with exquisite murals that depicts Buddha stories and images.

  • Take a tour provided by professional Bangkok guides around the Wat Phra Kaew's compound to learn more about the dramatic histories of the temple and the surrounding architectural gems like the 19th century Phra Si Ratana Chedi stupa and the Phra Mondop library.
  • Marvel at the elegant miniature model of the Angkor Wat; built during the time of the Siamese control over Cambodia, under the directions of King Rama IV.
  • Visit the Balcony or the temple compound's interior wall; another fascinating Bangkok structure that contains murals that tell the full Thai version story of the Ramayana Epic.

Wat Phra Kaew is located in the Banglamphu area (Old City) of Bangkok. Visitors can hire a metered taxi or tuktuk (local transport) to directly reach the entrance gate called Wisetchaisri Gate. There are also several public buses that operate daily routes to the temple area. A longer yet scenic way of reaching the temple is through the Bangkok River. You can take the Chao Phraya Express boat, which runs along the river, and get off Tha Chang pier. From this pier, it's only a few minutes' walk past the riverside market to the entrance gate.

Hotels near Wat Phra Kaew

468 hotels near Wat Phra Kaew

1 Riva Surya Bangkok

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

23 Phra Arthit Road Pranakorn Map

Along the riverbanks of Chao Praya, Riva Surya Bangkok Hotel is a boutique haven amidst historic landmarks in the heart of the city. While on a vacation in Bangkok, tourists should not miss the... More

2 Nouvo City Hotel

4 stars
3.5 / 5

100 Samsen 2, Samsen Road, Banglumphu Map

Featuring sophisticated accommodations in a prime city centre location, Nouvo City Hotel Bangkok makes for a suitable base for tourists exploring the bustling city of Bangkok. Vacationers can... More

3 Navalai River Resort

3 stars
3.7 / 5 3 reviews

45/1 Phra- Athit Road, Khet Phra Nakorn Map

Navalai River Resort Bangkok welcome every guest into the heart of Bangkok's old quarter, where history and modern lifestyle lives in harmony. Its fine location is an ideal choice for those who... More

4 Buddy Lodge Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5

265 Khaosan Road, Taladyot, Pranakorn Map

Conveniently positioned along the budget traveller's haven in central Bangkok, Buddy Lodge Hotel makes for an ideal place to stay for shoppers and tourists on a tight fund. Guests at this Thailand... More


4 stars
Not yet reviewed

98 Chakrapong Road, Pranakorn Map

Baan Chart invites savvy travellers to an Indochina-inspired residence set in the heart of the Thailand capital. Tourists staying at this stylish and strategically positioned Bangkok base enjoy... More

6 Sawasdee Bangkok Inn

2 stars
3.0 / 5 3 reviews

126/2 Khaosan Road Map

Offering quality accommodation, Sawasdee Bangkok Inn allows guests to enjoy the unique colonial architecture and the charm of the old Siam. Surrounded by Shopping centres, theatres, museums, palace... More

7 Rambuttri Village Inn And Plaza

2 stars
3.3 / 5 11 reviews

95 Soi Ram Buttri, Chakkra Phong Road, Map

Creating an ideal atmosphere for a relaxing stay, Rambuttri Village Inn & Plaza Bangkok is the right choice of accommodation, while visiting Thailand. Located near the Old Siam Plaza, Thai musical... More

8 Sawasdee Welcome Inn Bangkok

1 star
3.7 / 5 3 reviews

5-7 Soi Rongmai Chao Fa Road Map

Sawasdee Welcome Inn Bangkok features personalised service and quality accommodation in a relaxed setting. The famous Buddhist temples, Wat Mahathat and Wat Phra Kaew are just a short walk away... More

9 Golden Mountain Hostel

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

116 Boripat Rd., Watsaket , Pomprabsattupai / Khaosan / Grand Palace Map

Golden Mountain Hostel is a newly opened hostel located in the old town of Bangkok , Rattanakosin area. Wat Sagate or Golden Mountain Temple, the most important attraction of tourists is just at... More

10 Boonsiri Place Hotel Bangkok

3 stars
4.0 / 5 5 reviews

55 Buranasart Road Map

Boonsiri Place Hotel Bangkok offers best in comfort and styles. Quality service and modern lodging are best complemented at this property. Just 1 kilometre from this hotel is Sanam Luang, a Public... More