With beautiful architecture, the statues of jade Buddha, giant gold Buddha, Wat Arun, Wat Pho, Wat Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Mahathat … are temples in Bangkok you should not miss when coming there.
Wat Arun is located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, Thonburi, which is one of the symbol of Bangkok’s tourism with its Thai architecture. The pagoda is built of brick and is covered with colorful Chinese porcelain.
Especially, when standing at the highest balcony of the temple, you can see the panoramic view of Chao Phraya River and Bangkok from Rama I Bridge to the Royal Palace.
Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew considered one of the most important temples in Thailand. The temple is located inside the grounds of the Great Palace and is home to important national ceremonies.
In addition to the beautiful location, beautiful architecture, the temple marks the statue of the emerald Buddha, one of the most sacred symbol of Thailand.
With an area of 80,000m2, Wat Pho is Bangkok’s largest temple. The temple owns more than a thousand Buddha images, with the Buddha sitting 46m long and 15m high.The whole body is covered with gold and pearls on the eyes. Especially, on the statue’s feet decorate 108 beautifully decorated Chinese and Indian.
There is a massage school in the campus that offers massage therapists all over the country, so after a walk around the pagoda, do not forget to relax with a Thai massage.
Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram
Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram is located in Bangkok’s Dusit district. Unlike other temples in Thailand, it has a mixture of European church architecture with stained-glass windows.
The attraction of the temple is a special collection of bronze Buddha statues.
Wat Mahathat is one of the six royal temples built in the Ayutthaya period. When Bangkok became the capital, Mahathat was used as a temple for royal ceremonies.
The most interesting thing about coming to Wat Mahathat is that there is a Buddha image with a beautiful face that appears in the tree hug, which creates a vivid and strange picture.
Wat Saket is full name is Wat Saket Ratcha Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan, the name is Gold Mountain Pagoda. This name comes from the top of the yellow peak with a 58m high golden stupa that houses the relics of the Buddha.
The temple was built by King Rama I. At the end of the 18th century, the temple was used as a place for the cremation of the capital. Over the next 100 years, the temple became home to 60,000 victims of plague.
Wat Traimit is also famous for its largest and most beautiful monolithic Buddha statue in the world. This giant golden Buddha statue is 3 meters high and weighs 5.5 tons.
The ideal time to visit the temple is in the early morning. The Golden Buddha Temple is one of the few temples in Bangkok that allows visitors to approach this important Buddha masterpiece.