Archive for category: Temples

/ 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 [...]

/ 30 December 2015 15 h 00 min

Tiger Cave Temple, Krabi

WAT THAM SUA or “Tiger Cave” is located about 3 kilometres from Krabi Town. Inside the cave there are what appear to be tiger paw prints in the stone. The surrounding area is covered with large trees hundreds of years old, particularly in the Khiriwong Valley. Mountains are on all sides and there are smallers caves in great number. Aside [...]

/ 3 December 2015 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. [...]

/ 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 [...]