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Emerald Buddha found in Chiangrai province of Northern Thailand in 1434 A.D. In 1552 he returned to Luang Prabang, then the capital of Laos, and took the Emerald Buddha with him. He promised the ministers he would return to Chiangmai but he never did nor did he send back the Emerald Buddha. In 1564 King Chaichettha was chased out of Luang Prabang by the Burmese army of King Bayinnaung and took the Emerald Buddha with him to his new capital of Vientiane. When King Rama I was still a general during the Thonburi period in 1778 he captured the town of Vientiane and brought the Emerald Buddha back to Thailand. With the establishment of Bangkok as the capital, beginning the Rattanakosin period and the Chakri Dynasty, the Emerald Buddha became the palladium of Thailand and has been here ever since. On the 22nd of March 1784 the image was moved from Thonburi to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Emerald Buddha is near Sanamchai Road; is near Na Phralan Road; is near Kalnaya Namait Road; is near Na Phrathat Road; is near Ratchadamnnoen; is near Soi Sinlspakon; is near Rachini Road; is near Kang Rong See Bridge; Emerald Buddha is geographically located at latitude(13.7512 degrees) 13° 45' 4" North of the Equator and longitude (100.4925 degrees) 100° 29' 33" East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of Bangkok.

The locations related to Emerald Buddha are represented by the line of sight between two points and may not be nearest by road. For example, Emerald Buddha is located 0 metres from Wat Phra Kaeo. Emerald Buddha is located 14 metres from Wat Prasri Rattana Satsadaram Temple. Emerald Buddha is located 87 metres from The Indra Winichai Royal Place. Emerald Buddha is located 92 metres from The Brompiman Royal Palace. Emerald Buddha is located 97 metres from The Dusitphirom Royal Place.

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Loet Siwichai Hotel 0.5km, Sirimit Hotel 0.6km, 39 Hotel 0.7km, are places to stay (hotel, service apartment, inn) located near Emerald Buddha.

Sahm Yawt Market 1.2km, Saphan Lek Square 1.3km, Pahurat Indian Market 1.4km, are places to shop (shopping mall, shop houses) located near Emerald Buddha.

National Museum 0.7km, Old Big Gun Museum 1.4km, Royal Barge Museum 1.5km, are places of interest (attraction) located near Emerald Buddha.

Suan Kulab Primary School 0.3km, Phra Tamnack School 0.3km, Silpakorn University 0.4km, are places of learning (school, college, university) located near Emerald Buddha.

Sanam Luang 0.5km, Kor-Tor-Mor Square 1km, Rommaneenard Park 1.1km, are parks, playgrounds, open fields or commons located near Emerald Buddha.


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Emerald Buddha

The Grand Palace is about 0.2 km away.

The Ratchakoraniyasapa Royal Place is about 0.2 km away.

The Dusitmahaprasat Royal Place is about 0.2 km away.

The Siwalai Royal Palace is about 0.2 km away.

San Lak Muang is about 0.2 km away.

Ministry Of Foreign Affairs is about 0.3 km away.