The Wat Phra Kaew, pronunciation in english: Temple of the Emerald Buddha; full official name Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram, in Thai: วัดพระศรีรัตนศาสดาราม, is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. It is a „potent religio-political symbol and the palladium (safeguard) of Thai society“.
Wat Phra Kaew has a plethora of buildings within the precincts of the Grand Palace, which covers a total area of over 94.5 hectares. It has over 100 buildings with “200 years royal history and architectural experimentation” linked to it. The architectural style is named as Rattanakosin style (old Bangkok style). The main temple of the Emerald Buddha is very elegantly decorated and similar to the temple in ancient capital of Ayutthaya. The roof is embellished with polished orange and green tiles, the pillars are inlaid in mosaic and the pediments are made of rich marble.