Archive for category: Temples

/ 15 September 2014 13 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 [...]

/ 11 September 2014 17 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 [...]

/ 28 July 2014 15 h 58 min

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is a Theravada Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. The temple is often referred to as “Doi Suthep” although this is actually the name of the mountain it is located on. The temple is located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from the city of Chiang Mai and is a sacred site to many Thai people. [...]

/ 17 July 2014 17 h 30 min

Wat Arun Bangkok Thailand

Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan or Wat Arun is a Buddhist temple (wat) in Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, Thailand, on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River. The temple derives its name from the Hindu god Aruna, often personified as the radiations of the rising sun. Wat Arun is among the best known of Thailand’s landmarks and the [...]

/ 17 June 2014 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 [...]

/ 16 March 2014 17 h 12 min

Wat Arun – The Temple of Dawn.

Wat Arun – The Temple of Dawn. Unbelievably, there are over 31200 Buddhist temples spread around Thailand. In Thai these are called wat. One of these, the Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn, is named after Aruna, the Indian God of Dawn. Sitting majestically on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River, the legendary Wat Arun is one [...]

/ 30 October 2013 12 h 39 min

Chiang Mai Thailands ”Rose of the North”

Chiang Mai Thailands ”Rose of the North” Listed as one of the 25 best destinations in the world, Chiang Mai is Thailand’s fifth largest city and is considered by many to be Thailand’s Cultural and Arts capital, home to many museums, art galleries, universities, thriving bohemian scene and over 30 Buddhist temples located within the old city walls. With its [...]

/ 29 September 2013 10 h 32 min

Temples in Chiang Mai.

Temples in Chiang Mai. Every visitor of the Kingdom of Thailand should have been at least once inside one of the many beautiful temples the country counts. In the northern city of Chiang Mai, there are at least 300 to choose from. Chiang Mai, in the north of Thailand was founded by King Maengrai in 1296, but had to be [...]