The Mesmerizing Thai Buddhist Temples you should visit

Among the most beautiful places in the world, Thailand without any doubt secures the topmost place. Thailand’s main religion is Buddhism, so it is no surprise that the nation is densely packed with temples. While tourists come for the picture opportunities and to see the views, these temples play a crucial role in the lives of many devout Thais. Anyway, if you are visiting Thailand, it is not worth it to miss a visit to these temples. Through this article, you can get to know a lot about these temples.

What Temples in Thailand should you visit?

            So, what temples in Thailand should you visit? Let us tell you.

  1. Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
  2. Wat Rong Khun
  3. Wat Pho
  4. Wat Pha Sorn Kaew
  5. Wat Arun
  6. Wat Suthat
  7. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
  8. Wat Chantaram

            You would surely be excited to know about these in detail. It is time for that now. Keep reading!

1.     Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

            Ayutthaya is a must-see day excursion from Bangkok. The city is home to some of Thailand’s most magnificent temples, the most famous of which is Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. This monastery, which is located inside the royal palace grounds, is regarded to be one of Ayutthaya’s most important temples. The huge, bell-shaped pagodas that sit at the center of the ruins on a rectangular platform are one of its most remarkable and well-known features. These three pagodas, which were thought to represent the foundations of royal homes during the Ayutthaya period, are surrounded by ruins.

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2.     Wat Rong Khun

            The Wat Rong Khun or the White Temple is a bit of a walk to get to. That so, this magnificent, gleaming white temple is well worth the effort required to reach there. The temple is located outside of Chiang Rai in northern Thailand, and its beautiful white facade stands out against the surrounding greenery. The Buddha’s purity is symbolized by the white plaster, while his knowledge is symbolized by the glass that covers these walls.

3.     Wat Pho

            The Temple of the Reclining Buddha, also known as Wat Pho, is Bangkok’s largest and oldest temple. Wat Pho is most renowned for the 46m (151ft) long and 15m (50ft) high reclining Buddha that lies in the compound’s main shrine. Explore the grounds of Wat Pho in their entirety after being awestruck by its giant Buddha to view the stupas, which all tower high and gleam with color. After a long day seeing Wat Pho and the surrounding region, tourists can rest and de-stress on the grounds of this temple, which is home to a traditional Thai massage school.

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4.     Wat Pha Sorn Kaew

            Wat Pha Sorn Kaew, or the Temple on a High Glass Cliff, is located about five hours north of Bangkok. If you have the time, though, this is one of Thailand’s most impressive temples. The temple looks out over the surrounding hilly terrain, creating a stunning background. The five white Buddha sculptures stand out against the colorful backdrop of the surrounding buildings.

5.     Wat Arun

            Wat Arun, or the Temple of the Dawn, stands over the Mae Nam Chao Phraya. The reclining Buddha that presently calls Wat Pho home used to be located here, but it was eventually relocated. This temple has five towers, one of which tourists are permitted to climb for a better perspective of the surrounding region. Each of them is embellished with colorful porcelain pieces and ceramic tiles. Because this temple is located directly on the lake, there are a number of fantastic restaurants where you can dine too.

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6.     Wat Suthat

            Wat Suthat, located in the Old City, is well known for the scarlet Giant Swing that stands immediately outside its entrance. The Giant Swing was replaced in 2004, however, it was originally built in 1784. The temple’s grounds feature some stunning architecture as well as a multitude of wall art.

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7.     Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

            Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is located in northern Thailand, right beyond Chiang Mai’s main gates. Every day, thousands of people come here, so get here early to avoid the throng. Visiting this temple requires some courage, as you must first climb a spiraling, twisting path and then down a flight of stairs before reaching Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

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8.     Wat Chantaram

            Wat Chantaram is also known as Wat Tha Sung is known as the Glass Temple. The sacred space’s interior, which is located in west-central Thailand, resembles a house of mirrors similar to those seen inside a funhouse. The columns lead up to a gigantic golden Buddha that is a duplicate of the original Phra Phuttha Chinnarat statue, which can be seen in another temple, Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat, and is sometimes referred to as “the most beautiful image of Buddha in Thailand.”

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Through this article, we focused on the must-visit Buddhist Temples in Thailand. If you visit them, you will definitely understand their value. Safe travels! Enjoy Thailand!