Wat Phra Kaew on Trairat Road is one of the most renowned temples of Chiang Rai as it was where the sacred Emerald Buddha had been enshrined since 1444 before it’s been relocated to Wat Phra Kaeo in Bangkok, with few stops at Lampang and Vientiane.
Wat Phra Kaew now enshrines an official replica of the Emerald Buddha made of green jade.
The temple also houses a 700-year bronze statue of Phra Chao Lan Thong in the Chiang Saen style ubosot you hardly find elsewhere.
Opening hours: Daily 8am-5pm
Wat Phra Kaew
Location: 19 Moo 1 Trairat Rd, Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000 Thailand