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Northern Thailand Sights

Wat Phra Keo

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Updated 03/13/2013

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The Emerald Buddha, which now sits in Thailand's holiest temple, Wat Phra Keo in Bangkok, is said to have been discovered when lightning split the chedi housing it at this similarly named temple at the foot of the Doi Tong in Chiang Rai. A Chinese millionaire financed a jade replica in 1991—although it's not the real thing, the statuette is still strikingly beautiful.

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Trairat Rd., Chiang Rai, 57000, Thailand

Updated 03/13/2013

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