Wat Ho Phra Keo. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha, as it is known in English, is now more museum than temple. Outside, the cloisters feature great bronze Buddha statues, magnificent 16th century lacquered doors and, numerous Khmer stone carvings. The stone balustrade of each of the temple stairs features a Naga dragon with its head facing the grounds, guarding the sacred building. The shady garden is an oasis of calm, offering a quiet place to meditate and rest.