Visiting the unique temples in Thailand

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Mentioning to Thailand, people will think about the country of smiles and the cassocks. This name describes deeply about the religion of this country: Buddhism. These stunning temples are the pride of this country.
 

Wat Arun

Wat Arun Temple is located in the west of Chao Phraya River, Thonburi Thanon Arun Amarin. This temple is also called the temple of dawn. The temple is considered as the symbol of tourism in Bangkok with the bold Thai style.

Wat Arun is one of the most elaborately decorated temples in Bangkok. The entire temple population is covered with Chinese porcelains.

If you climb the stairs to the balcony, you can see more clearly the arches and other statues. There is a narrow staircase leading to the highest balcony where visitors can see the entire Chao Phraya River and Bangkok from Rama I Bridge to the Royal Palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple. The most interesting of the temple is the decoration of the temple gate. It is built of brick and is covered with colorful Chinese porcelain.

Wat Yannawa

Wat Yannawa, also known as the Boat Temple, is located in Bangkok, impresses with its unique boat-shaped architecture built in the Rama III period, along with the Thai-style architecture of the Ayuthaya period. What the Buddhists are most satisfied with may be net beggars to pray for peace and show their respect. After the worship, visitors can ask the Buddhist monks to give the peaceful perfume. Other activities are touching the power of the Buddha and trying  the spirit of the request when the hand lifts heavy iron over the top of the head.

Wat Yannawa (via skymapbangkok.com)

Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Phra Kaew is one of the most important temples in Thailand. The temple is located at the historical center of Bangkok ( Phra Nakhon district), in the interior is the Great Palace. It is the royal temple of Thailand where the important national events are held.

Inside the temple is the Buddhist statue – one of the most scared symbols of Thailand. Phra Kaew temple is visited by many tourists, so it’s always crowded. You should visit the temple at 8.30 am when it’s just opened. It will take about 2 hours to visit around the temple.

Wat Pho

Wat Pho Temple is the largest and the most ancient temple in Bangkok with the area about 80.000-meter squares. The temple owns over one thousand pictures of Buddhist, more than any other temples. The temple also has a 46-meter long and 15-meter height sitting Buddha statue, decorated with gold on the body and jade on the eyes and feet. There are 108 peaceful scenes in the style of China and India on the feet. Wat Pho temple is located at Sanam Chai and Maharaj road, near Grand Palace, Bangkok.
There is a massage school that trains massage staff all over the country in the campus of Wat Pho. Let’s have a massage rest after visiting Wat Pho.

Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram

Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram is one of the most beautiful and attractive temples in Bangkok which is located at Dusit district.

The temple has some parts which are designed in European style churches, such as the stained glass windows. There is a special collection of bronze Buddha statues in the temple.

Wat Benchamabopit Dusitvan (via thousanwonders.net)

Wat Mahathat

Located at Phra That near the Grand Palace, Wat Mahathat may not be the most beautiful temple in Bangkok, but it is the most religious land in Thailand.The most interesting thing about Wat Mahathat is that there is a statue of Buddha with a beautiful face in a bunch of tree roots, creating a vivid and strange picture.As one of the six royal temples of the Thai Kingdom, Mahathat was built during the Ayutthaya period (Ayutthaya was formerly the capital of Thailand). When Bangkok became the capital, Mahathat was used as a temple for royal ceremonies.

Wat Saket

The full name of Wat Saket is Wat Saket Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan. It’s also called the Golden Mountain, which is located between Ratchadamnoen Klang and Boripiphat.

The top of the yellow peak with a golden chedi of Wat Saket stands out from the distance. The 58-meter high Golden Pagoda is home to the relics of the Buddha. Built by King Rama I, at the end of the 18th century the temple was used as a place for the cremation of the capital.

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