10 must check-in temples in Thailand


10 must check-in temples in Thailand

Thousands of years ago, the first pagodas were built in Thailand in various materials, such as: wood, stone, recycling crystal with abnormal structure that make visitors feel peaceful when visiting. If you have chance to visit Thailand, you should take advantage to enjoy majestic pagodas and pray luckiness for yourselves.

1. Sanctuary of Truth

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Visitors will have a chance to observe amazing sunset at this spot

Located in the North of Pattaya beach, properly known as Prasat Sajjatham castle, the Sanctuary of Truth is not only a perfect model for ancient structure but also an evidence for the creation in modern art of Thailand.

This castle is covered by thousands of wooden statues carved from different kind of wood, such as ironwood and rosewood that are imported from Laos and Cambodia. Sanctuary of Truth castle is not only decorated by carving masterpieces but also completed by a special glue to connect every joint.

2. Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

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Its impressive structure attracts thousands of tourists annually

Wat Phra That Lampang Luang is one of the most sacred temples in Thailand. Many people believe that this place worships Buddha’s hair. Wat Phra That Lampang Luang has a funnel shape whose height is over 400 meters. While other are modernized, this pagoda still maintains its pristine original beauty.

3. Temple of million glass bottles

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This temple was built from hundreds of glass bottles

This spot is one of the most special structures in Thailand, which is built from 1,5 million glass bottles. The temple involves 20 towers, praying rooms, and waterfalls.

4. Emerald Buddha Pagoda

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The huge emerald Buddha statue is worshiped in a scared atmosphere

Formerly known as Wat Phra Kaeo, this is the most famous and largest pagoda in Bangkok. It is also one of three National treasures of Thailand which is located in the historical center of Bangkok (Phra Nakhon District), inside of Grand Palace campus.

5. Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai

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Its pristine beauty will make you curious

Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai is located in Sukhothai historical park in the North of Thailand. This old pagoda is the most important and impressive one in the park. It is also the biggest Buddhism pagoda in Thailand.

Mahathat was built in Ayutthaya era, its total area is over 160,000 m2. This pagoda is also known as the “heart of Thailand Buddhism”. This place still conserves solemn stone columns in front of the Buddha statue with 10 meters height. People believe that this place was a Buddhist scripture store in the past.

6. Wat Arun

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Wat Arun becomes dazzling under the lights

Wat Arun is widely knowns as Wat Chaeng, located in the North of Chao Phraya river. It is considered as the most beautiful pagoda in Thailand because of not only its position but also its special structure.

Observing from another side of Chao Phraya river, this temple is a magnificent tower on water. Wat Arun is opposite Wat Pho temple, so visiting both of them is quite easy. At Sapphan Tasksin harbor, you can access this pagoda by boat.

7. Wat Chaiwatthanaram

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Wat Chaiwatthanaram impresses many travelers

Wat Chaiwatthanaram is an ancient temple belonging to Ayuatthaya historical relic park in Ayutthaya city, Thailand. Nowadays, it becomes an attractive destination that appeal thousands of local and international tourists each year.

Wat Chaiwatthanaram still remains its original structure and beauty. In addition, it is known as the most beautiful and impressive temple in Ayuatthaya historical relic park.

8. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

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This place is famous for its legend about Buddha shoulder blade

Phrathat Doi Suthep was positioned on the top of Doi Suthep mountain over 600 years ago. This pagoda has been repaired many times before. There was no way to visit this pagoda, so people spend more than 5 hours overcoming narrow and craggy trail to explore it.

9. Wat Pho

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The reclining Buddha statue becomes an attractive tourist destination

Wat Pho or Wat Phra Chetuphon located behind Emerald Buddha Pagoda is a must-visit destination for visitors who spend the first time in Bangkok, Thailand. This spot is a combination of the biggest temples in the city. It is widely renowned with a tremendous golden reclining Buddha statue.

10. White Temple

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The beautiful structure of this place will make you feel peaceful

Wat Rong Khun or White Temple was set up by Chalermchai Kositpipat – a Thailand artist in 1997. It’s about 30 minutes by bus from Chiang Rai city to this temple. Wat Rong Khun used to be destroyed by an earthquake, but Chalermchai Kositpipat still decided to rebuild it. This temple impresses tourists a lot because its structure is the mixture of classical and surrealistic style.


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