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Visit 7 magnificent temples of Bangkok

Wat Arun temple
  1. Wat Arun

Wat Arun means Temple of Dawn which is located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, Thonburi. The pagoda is one of the Bangkok’s tourism symbols with unique architecture of Thailand. It was built of brick and covered outside with colorful Chinese porcelain. Especially, when standing at the highest balcony of the temple, you can see the panorama from the Chao Phraya River and Bangkok. Indochina travel Thailand

Wat Arun temple

Wat Arun temple

  1. Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Phra Kaew or Temple of the Emerald Buddha is considered one of the most important Buddhist temples in Thailand. It is located within the Grand Palace and also where takes place the important ceremonies of the nation. Besides being on a breeding ground with stunning architecture, the temple impresses tourists by the emerald Buddha statue which is one of the most sacred symbols of Thailand. Thailand travel tours

Wat Phra Kaew is considered one of the most important Buddhist temples in Thailand

Wat Phra Kaew is considered one of the most important Buddhist temples in Thailand

  1. Wat Pho

With an area of 80,000m2, Wat Pho is the largest temple in Bangkok. Temple has more than a thousand of Buddha images and a Buddha statue. The statue is 46m high and 15m long, and the whole statue is covered by gold. In particular, the foot is decorated with 108 auspicious scenes in style of China and India.

Wat Pho is the largest temple in Bangkok

Wat Pho is the largest temple in Bangkok

In the temple, there is a specialized massage schools training massage staffs for the whole country. So after a tour of the temple, you do not forget to relax with a Thai massage here.

  1. Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram

Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram is translated into Marble Temple, located in Bangkok’s Dusit district. Unlike other temples with Thailand architecture, Marble temple has mixed of European church architecture with stained-glass windows. The highlight of the temple attracting visitors is special collection of bronze Buddha statues.

Marble Temple with its mixed architecture

Marble Temple with its mixed architecture

  1. Wat Mahathat

Wat Mahathat is one of six Royal Thai temples built during the Ayutthaya. When Bangkok became the Capital, Mahathat is used as a temple for royal ceremonies. The most interesting thing of Wat Mahathat is there is a Buddha heads embraced by beam of roots, forming a vivid and strange picture.

Wat Mahathat Temple

Wat Mahathat Temple

Buddha's face among roots

Buddha’s face among roots

  1. Wat Saket

Wat Saket or Wat Saket Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan means Golden Mount temple. It was built by King Rama I. At the end of the 18th century, the temple is used as a place for cremation of the Capital. In 100 years later, the temple accommodated 60,000 victims of pestilence.

Golden Mount Temple

Golden Mount Temple

  1. Wat Traimit

Wat Traimit is Golden Buddha Temple. Wat Traimit is also known for the biggest golden Buddha statue in the world. Giant golden Buddha statue is 3 – meter high and 5.5 – ton weigh. The most ideal time for tourists to visit the temple is in the early morning. Golden Buddha Temple is one of few temples in Bangkok that allows visitors to have a close look at this important Buddhist masterpiece.

Wat Traimit is also known for the biggest golden Buddha statue in the world

Wat Traimit is also known for the biggest golden Buddha statue in the world

With unique architecture, the emerald and gold Buddha statues, the 7 temples are bangkok must see attractions you should not miss to visit when travelling to Thailand.

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