Ask what the one must-see cultural attraction in Bangkok is and most people will answer the same thing: The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew. Also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, it ranks as one of the most important of the hundreds of temples in Bangkok. To make the most of your stay, it’s key to pick the right hotel near the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. As the first international branded hotel in the area, ibis Styles Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai is your best choice!
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For many, Wat Phra Kaew is the most important and well-known temple in Thailand. Built in 1782, the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew were the main seat and residence of the Thai royal family until 1925. Beyond marveling at the beautiful architecture, most visitors will want a glimpse of the Buddha statue that gives the temple its name. But did you know that it’s not made of emerald? This 15th century Buddha statue was carved from a single block of jade! The Emerald Buddha is always clad in auspicious golden clothing. The King of Thailand is the only one who may change the Buddha statue’s outfits. This takes place during an elaborate ceremony to mark each of Thailand’s 3 seasons: Hot, rainy and cool.
Opening time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Entrance fee: THB 500 per person
Last but not least, the dress code. Keep in mind, Wat Phra Kaew is a sacred site with a strictly enforced dress code. Wear something inappropriate and you might have to buy a cover-up garment before entering. Play safe and leave the short shorts, skirts or skimpy tops at home. Cover the shoulders and knees. In general, clothes should be loose-fitting and have no holes.
With this knowledge in hand, you’re set for your upcoming visit to Wat Phra Kaew. It’s located less than 15 minutes away from ibis Styles Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai, the best ibis Bangkok hotel . This convenient location is why it’s your most ideal hotel near the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.