Is the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok Thailand made of pure emerald?

The Emerald Buddha , Wat Phra Keo, is in Bangkok, Thailand, at the Emerald Buddha Temple Wat Phra Rattanasatsadaram.

It’s carved from one solid piece of green jade.

No one knows who made it or what country it actually came from originally.

Many believe it originated in India, many centuries ago, before it surfaced more permanently in northern Thailand about 600 years ago.

According to the legend, the Emerald Buddha was created in India in 43 BC by Nagasena in the city of Pataliputra, and after remaining in Pataliputra for three hundred years, it was taken to Sri Lanka to save it from a civil war.

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