A visit to Bangkok is not complete without seeing Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. This fascinating historical landmark dates back to 1782 and consists of more than a hundred brightly decorated buildings with golden spires and dazzling mosaics.
The main temple houses the Emerald Buddha, Thailand’s most venerated image. This very holy talisman is generally believed to have been made in the fifteenth century and has been the cause of several wars before its permanent residence in Bangkok over two hundred years ago.
Visitors should also visit nearby Wat Pho with its giant reclining Buddha and wonderful traditional Thai massages.
Getting there from Novotel Bangkok on Siam can be done by taking a public bus from Siam Square number 15, 25, or 508 and get off at Sanam Luang which is a famous public park near the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
The time it takes depend on the traffic but usually around 30 to 60-minute travel from this Bangkok hotel to the temple.