Archive for category: Temples

/ 3 November 2015 11 h 52 min

Wat Ang Thong Worawihan

This third-class royal monastery is located opposite Ang Thong City Hall. At first, there were two small temples located next to each other,  called Wat Pho Ngoen and Wat Pho Thong, both constructed during the reign of King Rama IV. Later in 1900, King Rama V had the temples combined into one and graciously named it Wat Ang Thong. The [...]

/ 2 October 2015 8 h 16 min

Wat Saket – Bangkok

Wat Saket is famed for its Golden Mount – a spire that rises some 260 feet into the air from ground level. Nestled on top of a man-made hill, the Golden Mount is a fairly dominant feature in the Rattanakosin area’s skyline. Building of the temple started in the 1800s by King Rama III and the temple was completed by [...]

/ 23 September 2015 10 h 32 min

Wat Yai Chaimongkon Ayutthaya

Wat Yai Chaimongkon is located near the main Ayutthaya ruins and a short distance from the walls of Ayutthaya. It is famed for an impressively large statue of the Reclining Buddha inside the temple compound. Built by King U Thong (Ayutthaya’s first ruler) in 1357, the temple is also known as “Chao Phaya Thai Temple” and has a large Chedi [...]

/ 8 July 2015 14 h 37 min

Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok

Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (officially known as Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram) is regarded as the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. Located in the historic centre of Bangkok, within the grounds of the Grand Palace, it enshrines Phra Kaew Morakot (the Emerald Buddha), the highly revered Buddha image meticulously carved from a single [...]

/ 6 July 2015 11 h 15 min

The Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Satchatham)

Satchatham Temple is a wooden temple, located by the sea. It was designed by Lek Wiriyapan, the founder of the Ancient City at Samut Prakan Province in 1981. The Temple is entirely built with wood. The beauty of the Temple is elaborated through wood dwellings and woodcarvings. It is considered an exotic and imposing architectural work of art of the [...]

/ 11 June 2015 14 h 09 min

Wat Saket – Golden Mount

Wat Saket, popularly known as the Golden Mount or ‘Phu Khao Thong’, is a low hill crowned with a gleaming gold chedi. Within, the 58-metre chedi houses a Buddha relic and welcomes worshippers all year round. The temple also hosts an annual temple fair in November, which lasts a week during Loy Krathong. The temple grounds feature mature trees and [...]

/ 4 June 2015 7 h 36 min

Eastin Grand Hotel, Sathorn Bangkok

The luxurious Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn is connected to Surasak BTS Skytrain Station via the hotel’s own Sky Bridge. Its outdoor pool enjoys views of Chao Phraya River and Bangkok City. A fitness centre and 4 dining options are available. Fresh and modern, the large air-conditioned rooms feature free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV with 24-hour cable and satellite channels. [...]

/ 12 May 2015 15 h 23 min

Prasat Hin Phanom Rung

Set on top of a long dormant volcano in an otherwise mostly flat area is this Khmer temple, begun in the 10th century as a Hindu shrine and completed in the 13th century as a Buddhist temple. The large temple complex, which visitors enter via a dramatic 400-foot carved stone walkway, has six separate stone buildings connected by walkways or [...]