Wat Phra Kaew

The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew are two of the most revered sites in the country with the palace being the official residence of the kings of Siam, later Thailand, for over 200 years. The Grand Palace consists of a series of stunning buildings, halls, pavilions and courtyards set among verdant lawns and gardens creating a photographer’s dream. Wat Phra Kaew is home to the famous Emerald Buddha and is considered the most sacred temple in Thailand. The Buddha image was cast in the northern province of Chiang Mai in the 15th Century and except for the reigning monarch of Thailand is not permitted to be touched by any person.