The Emerald Buddha is one of the most revered and sacred objects in Thailand, and it is considered to be the palladium of the country. It is a small figurine of Buddha, carved from a single block of green jade, and is believed to have been created in India more than 2,000 years ago.
Today, the Emerald Buddha is housed in the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, also known as Wat Phra Kaew, in Bangkok. The temple is located on the grounds of the Grand Palace, the former royal residence and the most important landmark in Bangkok.
It is believed to have the power to bring good fortune and prosperity to those who worship it. The statue is dressed in royal robes, which are changed three times a year to correspond with the changing of the seasons.