Archive for category: Temples

/ 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 [...]

/ 20 September 2013 16 h 55 min

Secret Buddha Garden, Koh Samui.

Secret Buddha Garden, Koh Samui. Hidden in the hills from Koh Samui surrounded by a lush jungle, visitors find the Secret Buddha Garden,created by an old Samui fruit farmer, Nim Thongsuk. From 1976 until his death on the age of 91 Khun Nim filled the garden on his families land with statues of animals, deities and humans in various poses, [...]

/ 21 August 2013 18 h 28 min

Sanctuaria of truth Pattaya.

Sanctuaria of truth Pattaya. Rising 105 metres into the sky and exquisitely carved entirely out of teak wood. The Sanctuary of Truth is a gigantic wooden construction that’s one of a kind in the world. Conceived by the ambitious business tycoon who commissioned the construction of Erawan Museum and The Ancient City (Muang Boran) in Bangkok, this one is a [...]

/ 19 August 2013 12 h 37 min

Wat Suthat and the Giant Swing.

Wat Suthat and the Giant Swing. One of the oldest and most impressive temples in Bangkok is Wat Suthat. Standing at its entrance you’ll find the Giant Swing, which stands at 21.15 meters, unmistakable to see from afar. The two red pillars and beautiful carved crossbar of the Giant Swing are perhaps more famous than the temple itself. The temple [...]

/ 4 July 2013 21 h 11 min

Phra That Doi Kong Mu.

Phra That Doi Kong Mu. If not, then come to Mae Hong Son was to pay homage to Phra That Doi Kong Mu, Mae Hong Son have not considered, because the element of this is considered a symbol of Mae Hong Son. “If you look up from the city on Doi Mae Hong Son, one of the nearby town to [...]

/ 7 May 2013 16 h 56 min

Erawan National Park and waterfalls.

Erawan National Park and waterfalls. Many visitors to Thailand will bring a visit to Kanchanaburi province to see the world famous “Bridge over the river Kwai” , the Death Railway and the war cemetery. But the province has much more to offer, especially for those who want to enjoy the lust for flora, fauna and tranquility. Within an hours drive [...]