Archive for category: Temples

/ 27 December 2016 14 h 59 min

Wat Benchamabophit – Bangkok

One of Bangkok’s most beautiful temples is the Wat Benchamabophit, also known as “the marble temple” or Wat Ben. As it is classified as a first class Royal temple, it is also a temple of significant importance. The official name of the temple is Wat Benchamabophit Dusitwanaram, which means “the Monastery of the fifth King near Dusit Palace”, the fifth [...]

/ 12 December 2016 11 h 39 min

Wat Mahathat – Sukhothai

The Royal Palace is in the centre of old Sukothai. This is a large site covering around 160,000 square meters containing two main compounds and completely surrounded by a water moat. The first of the main compounds is Noen Phrasat (the Royal Building), a site containing a stone inscribed by King Ramhamhaeng. The second is Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai’s largest temple. [...]

/ 5 November 2016 15 h 00 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 [...]

/ 5 October 2016 16 h 10 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 [...]

/ 20 June 2016 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. [...]

/ 25 March 2016 13 h 28 min

Wat Bang Riang in Phang Nga

A beautiful hilltop temple, Wat Bang Riang (Wat Rat Upatam in its formal name) is located on Khao Lan Mountain in Thap Put, Phang Nga Province. It features a seated golden Buddha image, a large statue of Kwam Im, the Chinese Goddess of Mercy and fine Thai temple architecture. A drive through this rustic countryside can be very interesting, despite [...]

/ 17 March 2016 15 h 00 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 [...]

/ 5 January 2016 14 h 59 min

WAT SI CHUM

Known as the temple of the bodhi tree, Wat Si Chum was built in circa 13th Buddhist century. The highlight is the graceful Buddha sculpture enshrined inside the remaining structure of the square mandala building. Located 1,500 meters from the north of the Wat Mahathat, Wat Si Chum is surrounded with the long moat acting like a boundary. Parts of [...]