Thailand temples: A basic tour guide

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March 1st 2019
Published: March 1st 2019
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Thailand is all about amazing beaches picturesque landscapes and awesome night outs, clubs and parties, right? There is obviously something more to explore in this beautiful country. Thailand temples – will just make you spellbound. Explore the unique architectures amidst incredible locales such as riversides, hilltops etc. what are you thinking of? You are not that religious type to take a tour in the temples? Well, you are going totally wrong. Here, we got the most popular temples in Thailand.

White temple:

Wat Rong Khun or the White Temple is an amazing white colored temple that speaks about Budhha and peace. This is also the most recognized and photographed temple in Thailand. Hundreds of glass pieces are adjusted here in such a way that sparkle the sun perfectly. The white shade is the symbol of peace and purity of Lord Buddha and the glass pieces symbolize his wisdom.

Temple of Reclining Budhha:

This famous temple hosts the biggest collection of Buddhas in the whole country, including an amazing reclining Buddha – 150 feet (45 meters) long. The temple is built on the island that is very close to the Grand Palace. The complex of the temple is known as the place of the best royal temples. Wat Pho is one of the oldest temples is considered as the birthplace of the famous Thai massage. This was also an ancient center for public education. So, you will find the walls are decorated with inscriptions on different subjects.

Tiger cave Temple:

This beautiful temple has got its name from the caves where it’s located. The caves showcase several footprints of tigers on the stones here. This is one of the most popular Buddhist temples in Thailand. Climb 1272 steps to reach to the place. Get amazed with the spectacular panoramic view of Thailand from here. The Andaman Sea can also be witnessed here.

Wat Phra Thut Doi Suthep:

This is a must-visit temple when you are traveling to Chiang Mai. Situated on the hilltop of Doi Suthep Mountain, about 10 miles (15 km) away from Chiang Mai, this is known as the most sacred temple in northern Thailand. The temple is a working Buddhist monastery which is from the 14th century. The temple’s top is ornamented with a golden spire and is encircled by murals and shrines. Here, you will find a beautiful replica of the Emerald Buddha.

Wat Chaiwatthanaram:

It is a beautiful temple complex in Ayutthaya, which was the ancient capital of Thailand. The temple complex is located on the beautiful banks of the river Chao Phraya. Enjoy the breathtaking scenic beauty here but the temple offers more to your eyesight. It was built on the 17th century to tribute a king’s mother and now this is the most visited site in Ayutthaya. Here, the temple hosts the authentic Buddhist essence of the world.

Wat Arun:

This is most popular as the “Temple of Dawn” but you can call it as the “Temple of Magnificence”. This seems like the rising temple above the river Chao Phraya in Bangkok. Witness the spectacular view of the enlighten temple against the dark night sky. It just looks stunning when it gets lit up by the rising sun. The temple’s Khmer style tower covering with vivid colorful porcelain get glitter in the morning sun. So, don’t miss out visiting the Wat Arun temple while planning to visit Thailand.

Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai:

Located in the Sukhothai Historical Park, in northern Thailand, Wat Mahathat is an ancient and most important temple in the park. This is a famous place for Buddhists across the world. At the Orient Hall, you will find a large statue of sitting Buddha and a standby statue nearby.

Don’t forget to visit the Blue Temple Chiang Rai to explore its extraordinary architecture though the temple is still under-construction. But still it can make you mesmerized.


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