On of the most important relics of the past when it comes to religious artefacts in Thailand, would be the Emerald Buddha that was carved out of a single jade stone. This sacred piece of art has now been stored in the Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram. Here are a few facts about the temple.
Being highly revered, the Ememrald Buddha is on displace in a grand temple structure with grand surroundings too. The temple is situated within the Grand Palace complex which has been adorned by gold as well. The attraction is just a short distance from luxury hotels and resorts in the area such as those by Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spa.
The Emerald Buddha
This intricately designed statue of the Emerald Buddha is displayed upon platforms. You can observe it from a distance, but no one is allowed close to this statue that is centuries old other than the King. At the beginning of each season, the king would change the Buddha’s robes to fit the specific season.
The Grand Palace
Since this attraction is in Bangkok and most travellers start off here, there is no way you can miss it! Enter the world of ancient kings of Thailand when you step into the premises of the Grand Palace. Embellished in gold and red the various halls here are simply amazing.
Things to know
Entrance to the temple will cost you about 500 baht. Remember, that you will be visiting a religious place, therefore be dressed appropriately. There is also a centre that lends scarves and sarongs to help you cover up.