Simple routes to Visit Wat Phra Kaew


Wat Phra Kaew is the sacred and beautiful standout attraction with amazing mix of Golden Spires, Colorful Buildings and intricately designed figures. Wat Phra Kaew also called as the "Temple of the Holy Jewel Image" and it is commonly called as Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The Emerald Buddha temple has a dark green statue in the central region about 2 feet tall. In the past, no one would be allowed near this statue except the Thai king for conducting the rituals at the temple. Wat Phra Kaew is located in the Na Phralan, Phra Nakorn, Grand Palace complex and when you like to know how to go to wat phra kaew then there are many options available for reaching out this famous tourism spot.

 

Location of Wat Phra Kaew:

Wat Phra Kaew or Temple of the Emerald Buddha has its official name called as Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram and it is regarded as the most beautiful and sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. Wat Phra Kaew is located in the Phra Nakhon District which acts as the most historic centre of Bangkok in the precincts of the Grand Palace. Wat Phra Kaew official address is Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand. This Temple is open from 8:30 AM–3:30 PM for the tourist. If you like to visit wat phra kaew how to get there then check out the nearest airport, railway station and other roadways are most important.

 

Taking Chaophraya Express Boat:

Reaching the Grand Palace is quite the simple option via boat. As you can conveniently take the Chaophraya Express Boat in Chang Pier (Tha Chang) and then you can conveniently walk through market around the pier then reach the plaza flanked with old shop-houses. Take the long white wall of the Grand Palace across street on your right as it is convenient to see the long white wall and you could not miss it. The entrance for the Grand Palace will be second gate in the wall. Install the Grand Palace Bangkok Mobile Tour Guide App available for the Android and Apple device.

 

BTS Skytrain To Grand Palace, Wat Pho:

As Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace are the famous places of Bangkok, tour would be incomplete without visiting these places. These are located in the banks of the Chao Phraya River. One of the major benefits for the tourist is that the Sathorn Bridge Pier (Central Pier) is located on the mighty river and it is connected to the BTS Skytrain's 'Saphan Taksin' Station Bangkok. 'Saphan Taksin' station is on the Skytrain's Silom line stretching to the Bang Wa station from National Stadium station.

 

When you have complete detailed information about where is wat phra kaew then it is quite easier to make the travel without any hassle with taking the short distance. The Silom line connects Sukhumvit line with the Siam Sky Train station so that they are quite both in the lines. In fact there are many number of Tourist Information Center located in the Saphan Taksin Station so that it would be quite convenient for getting the relevant information on the tourist spot. For getting to this location you can take the boat pier and take Exit number 2 in Saphan Taksin station and you would be finding the stairs going to the Sathorn Bridge Pier or Central Pier on the Chao Phraya River.

 

Nearest Airport To Wat Phra Kaew:

The Airport located near to the Wat Phra Kaew is Bangkok Airport and it is at the distance of 27 km away from Wat Phra Kaew. Therefore it is quite easier to reach out the place without any hassle. Suvarnabhumi Airport is also near to the temple which can be reached through SA City LineSA Express and arriving at the Makkasan City Air Terminal. Get the complete details about how to get to wat phra kaew for making the hassle free transportation upon the tourism. You can also take a Taxi to reach the Bangkok Airport with taking only 27 min and it is located at 34.8 km.

 

Sathorn Pier:

The Sathorn Pier is one of the beautiful place in Thailand from where you can easily find many number of useful boat services for viewing the riverside attractions and reach the wat phra kaew. When you like to know how to go to wat phra kaew then there are 2 types of boat services from Sathorn Pier and they are Express Boat service so that it would be useful to travel from a pier to another buying a ticket sold by the conductors on the boat.

 

Normally, the boat fare per person will be 14 THB for usual tourist routes. In fact, it is considered as the best option for those you are interested to travel to Wat Pho, Grand Palace, Khao San as well as Wat Arun. Of course, this travel would take only a half a day and when you are interested with visiting more number of places then you can take along with the river to spare the full day. Buying the Tourist Boat Pass would be a better choice for saving your money and know how to get to wat phra kaew with choosing the Sathorn Pier. Get the complete information about the Grand Palace Bangkok Tour Guide using your Android and Apple.

 

Cheaper Express Boat Option:

Many number of tourists are coming to Chao Phraya river to reach wat phra kaew, Grand Palace and Wat Arun. Of course all these attractions could be visited with spending 34 THB per person for the two-way boat trip when choosing the Express Boat. The Tour guide also brings you the convenient options for fast reaching of the Temple and gives you knowledge about where is wat phra kaew and what are the most important places situated here.

 

Taking the Express Boat from Sathorn Pier will cost only 14 THB per person and you can easily get Pier N8 (Tha Tien). When you have reached this pier, walk to Grand Palace or Emerald Buddha and you can walk back to the Wat Pho close to Pier N8. When you are watching the special river crossing boat counter Wat Pho then you can come back to the Tha Tien Pier for buying the ticket 3 THB per person.

 

Apple and Android Apps

Enjoy this ancient historical palace with high quality dramatic audio-visual mobile tour on Apple and Android. This app guides as a personal local guide which will take you through the Grand Palace with great images, rich text along with 3D maps for navigation.

The app has detailed stories, with beautiful narration for each of the monument inside the Grand Palace Bangkok. The app also has off-line map so you don't to utilize your precious data while you are inside the Grand Palace.

The app also has Facebook and Twitter integration enabling to share amazing moments with family and friends.