Archive for category: Temples

/ 12 February 2015 12 h 35 min

Wat Pho, Thailand

Wat Pho, the official name being Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn, is the first grade royal monastery, regarded as the most important one during the reign of King Rama I of the Chakri Dynasty. The importance of this is due to the King having managed the restoration of Wat Phodharam, an old monastery from the Ayudhya period, and had it [...]

/ 17 December 2014 9 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 October 2014 13 h 07 min

Wihan Phra mongkhon Bophit

Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit contains one of the largest bronze Buddha images found in Thailand and also houses numerous smaller images. Destroyed by the Burmese in 1767, the temple was returned to its former glory through renovation in 1956. The temple has a lot of historical significance and was the original site for Royal cremations a practice that now takes place [...]

/ 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 [...]