Archive for category: Temples

/ 28 April 2012 11 h 27 min

Wat Arun bangkok

Wat Arun, is located opposite of the Wat Pho, on the bank of the Chao Praya river, near all Bangkok Hotels.  This beautiful “Prang” is pretty impressive for its size (80 meters). Stairs on each side very steep, even vertiginous (tilt beyond 60 °) achieve a device platform offering breathtaking views of a portion of the capital, temples neighboring Grand [...]

/ 14 December 2011 5 h 56 min

Wat Po school massage

In the famous temple Wat Po in Thailand you can learn the professional Thai massage. Visitors to this highly regarded school can try the traditional Thai massage or enrol in variety of massage study courses that teach the traditional techniques of Thai massage. In former times, only Thailand people were able to learn this special kind of massage, but nowadays [...]

/ 22 August 2011 14 h 13 min

Wat Rong Khun temple, in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Wat Rong Khun (Thai: วัดร่องขุ่น) is a contemporary unconventional Buddhist and Hindu temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. It was designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat. Construction began in 1997. Wat Rong Khun is different from any other temple in Thailand, as its ubosot (Pali: uposatha; consecrated assembly hall) is designed in white color with some use of white glass. The white color [...]

/ 6 July 2011 14 h 40 min

The Grand Palace Temple in Bangkok

For just about 150 years, Bangkok’s Grand Palace was not only the home of the King and his court, but also the entire administrative seat of government. Within the crenelated walls were the country’s war ministry, state departments, and even the mint. Thai Kings stopped living in the palace full time around the turn of the twentieth century, but the [...]

/ 3 July 2011 14 h 49 min

Ayutthaya City, temples of ancient Thailand capital

Just 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Bangkok is the old capitol of Ayutthaya (or Ayuthaya, or even Ayodhaya. No matter how you spell it, its pronounced ah-you-tah-ya.) The city became Thailand’s capitol in the mid-14th century and remained the capitol until the late 18th century. About the time that Americans were tossing tea into Boston harbor, the Burmese attacked [...]

/ 17 June 2011 11 h 34 min

Thaïland Tiger Temple

Location The temple is located in the Saiyok district of Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province, not far from the border with Myanmar, some 38 km (24 mi) north-west of Kanchanaburi along the 323 highway. The Tigers In 1999, the temple received the first tiger cub, that had been found by villagers and died soon after. Later, several tiger cubs were given to the temple [...]