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Temple of Emerald Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand

Temple of Emerald Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand

Temple of Emerald Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand

Temples abound in Thailand that it becomes quite difficult to figure out which one to see first. It doesn’t matter what goes first in your itinerary, as long as you include the Temple of Emerald Buddha in Bangkok Thailand.

This temple was constructed in 1785 during the reign of King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, who transferred the capital of Thailand from Thonburi to Bangkok. What makes this different from other temples is that it does not have a home for the monks but only consists of holy buildings, pagodas and ordination halls. The Emerald Buddha, which is a very important icon for the Thai people, is secured in the main building.

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