A Traveler’s Guide To Visit Buddhist Monasteries
Thailand is well known for its exciting nightlife and exquisite beaches but there are also few Buddhist temples which we difficult to find anywhere else. In this article we have identified some of the top Buddhist monasteries in Thailand for those who planning to book Thailand holiday packages.
As per part of the Thailand holiday package, there are several routine destinations which travel agents and companies cover in their guide. Apart from the beaches, cliffs and naturally beautiful locations in Thailand, one should also know that it equally famous for the elegant and spiritually rich Buddhist monasteries. After exciting nightlife and sprinting day in sightseeing, you can find time to relax your mind, body and soul by meditating at the Buddhist temples. We assure the experience is altogether different and you will surely love it. In order to save your time and research, we have identified the top Buddhist temples which you can consider during your Thailand tour.
1. Phra Kaew Temple
Located in Bangkok city, Phra Kaew Temple is also known as ‘Temple of Emerald Buddha’. The temple is located inside the Royal palace and the small Buddha statue in this temple is sitting on a golden altar. The famous Thai royal family performed several religious ceremonies in this temple because of which its significance is much more compared to other temples in the country. You can find beautiful paintings, sculptures and impressive architecture of the temple.
2. Wat Arun Temple
The Wat Arun temple is also situated in the Bangkok city in the central part. Not only it is a famous tourist attraction but also considered as the temple of dawn. You can find the statue of Phra Phrom in this temple. The beautiful part of the temple is the 260 feet tall tower which can be accessed using the staircase and when you reach at the top, you can get the view of the entire city.
3. Phra Mahathat Temple
In the southern part of Thailand, you can find the Phra Mahathat temple in the city called Nakon Si Thammarat. If we list down the oldest temples in Thailand then Mahathat temple will top the chart. It is not only the famous but most significant and oldest temple in Thailand. Built in 14th century, the temple has rich historical importance. The Buddha statue placed in the temple is around 2000 years old, brought from Sri Lanka.
4. Wat Yai Temple
Wat Yai Temple is located in the Phitsanulok city of Thailand. It is one of the most revered temples in the country. When you visit this temple, do not forget to visit the golden sculpture of Phra Buddha Chinarit.
5. Wat Chalong Temple
This temple is located in Phuket and among all the 29 Buddhist temples in the city, Wat Chalong temple is dedicated two famous and honorable monks namely – Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang. The temple is decorated with beautiful paintings and designs depicting the life of Buddha. There are several temples in Thailand but this is one is special and very famous among the tourists. If you plan to visit Phuket then you should not miss your tour to Wat Chalong temple.
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