Wat Phra Kaeo วัดพระแก้ว
Wat Phra Kaeo , situated in the same compound of the Grand Palace, is a treasure house of Thai arts, and
houses the Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddha image in Thailand. Three main buildings inside the
temple which form up a glittering scene are the Golden Stupa, enshrining the relics of the Buddha, the Phra
Mondop or the Library, housing the Tripitaka or a Buddhist scripture, the Royal Pantheon which is a pavilion
used for keeping statues of deceased kings of Chakri dynasty. Besides, the 178 section mural paintings
which depict the story of the Ramayana are the superb masterpiece of Rattanakosin artisans.
The compound of Wat Phra Kaeo and the Grand Palace is open daily from 8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.. The admission
fee is 200 baht , including the entry to the Royal Thai Decorations & Coins Pavilion in the same compound and
to Vimanmek Mansion Museum on Ratchawithi Road.