Unforgettable temples of Thailand
Thailand – the country of many beautiful Buddhist temples. We will tell only about some of them, so that you can plan their visit during a vacation in Thailand.
BAT PHRA KEO IN BANGKOK
Wat Phra Kaew is the most important temple of Thailand. It is located in the very center of Bangkok in the innermost part of the Royal Palace and houses the emerald Buddha statue. This statue of Buddha, made of jadeite, has a rich history. After it was discovered in Chiang Rai in 1434, several kings owned the statue. More than 200 years was in Laos, before being returned to Thailand, with the capture of Vientiane in 1778. Finally acquired its permanent place in the temple in 1784. The atmosphere that prevails around this place is special and touching. At the foot of the altar, sometimes you can see the royal gifts and offerings of ordinary people.
The Temple of Dawn, built on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, is distinguished by its tower (prang) from the Khmer style. Erected at the time when Ayutthaya was still the capital of the Kingdom of Siam, Wat Arun is a magical and amazing place. We recommend to visit him at dawn, and you will see the enchanting game of sunlight.
Located almost opposite the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, this iconic place is the largest temple in Bangkok. Here is the most prestigious massage school in Thailand. The majestic statue of the reclining Buddha, covered with gold foil, has a length of almost 46 meters.
BAT TREMIT, THE TEMPLE OF THE GOLD BUDDHA
Wat Tremit keeps one of the largest golden Buddha statues in the world. Approximately 5 meters high and weighing about 5.5 tons, this statue was hidden by the monks under a thick layer of gypsum in order to protect this treasure from potential invaders in the event of a conflict. The giant Golden Buddha was accidentally discovered years later during the move: a fall broke the layer of gypsum revealing a glittering statue.
BAT YI TEA MONGKON
Wat Yai Chai Mongkon is a very famous temple visited in Ayutthaya. A place where hundreds of Buddhists flock throughout the year.
BAT PUTAT DOI SUTHEP
Wat Pratat Doi Suthep is a Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai province. Doi Sutep is the name of the mountain on which it was erected. Located 15 kilometers from Chiang Mai, it rises above the valley and offers a magnificent panorama of the northern pearl.