I will be completely honest, I was a little disappointed when I saw the Emerald Buddha. I don't mean any offence by that, but I expected something completely different. Everyone said I had to go see it and when I saw this huge, and I mean huge, building for it, I thought the Buddha statue was going to be quite large. It was only 30cms (1 foot) tall! Not at all what I expected. In fact from where I was standing he was kind of hard to see. Needless to say, I am glad I saw this very recognizable statue, even if he didn't measure up to what I had in my head!