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A magnificent Buddhist Temple on Ko Chang in Thailand
Wat Klong Prao is a Temple in Klong Prao Beach. Klong Prao Temple is a famous destination for Buddhist believers who like to render homage Buddha.
Wat Klong Prao Ko Chang
The colorful main hall comprised a holy Buddha statue. If you visit Wat Klong Prao on Koh Chang early in the morning you can see the monks how they do Buddhist rituals. Very popular are the Songkran and Loi Kratong festivals at Klong Prow Temple. The temple market invite tourists and believers for a pleasant evening in this holy monument in Thailand. If you like to come to Wat Klong Prao on Ko Chang please respect the standard guidelines for temples. Photographs are basically allowed in temples but please show respect to this holy place and wear adequate cloth and show off your shoes if you enter in a building. Don’t forget that this is basically a temple and not a tourist attraction!
A beautiful Buddhist Monument in Chiang Mai Thailand
Jet Yod Temple Chiang Mai
The Jet Jod Temple in Chiang Mai was build under King Tilokarat in 1455. The temple in north Thailand is probably a copy of the Mahabodhi Temple, which itself was a copy of the Buddhist temple in Bodhgaya in India. Wat Jet Yod in Chiang Mai on the Super Highway was 1477 the site of the Eighth World Buddhist council. Today is Jed Jot a famous pilgrim location for believers who are born in the sign of the small snake. As well many international tourists come to Wat Jet Jod temple to visit this site of general cultural interest in Chiang Mai Thailand. The beautiful trees and the grass invite for a pleasant walk. This historical Buddhist temple in Thailand is a nice trip from Chiang Mai for cultural and historic tourists. The Jetjod temple is a unique place of peace in Chiangmai and I can recommend a visit at the temple for all who like to see a historical Buddhist monument in north Thailand.
A unique Chinese Landmark in Chiang Mai!
Dragon Temple in Chiangmai
The beautiful Chinese Temple next to Win Place Hotel is one of the unique Temples I saw. On the Mahidol Road in Chiang Mai is this holy Dragon Temple located. Belivers come to worship the huge Dragon and the Buddha statures for good luck in all day life here at Kuan Yin Bodhisattavas in north Thailand. The tourists come to make some pictures from the big Dragon which is the entry to the shrine. The Chinese Temple “Kuan Yin Bodhisattavas” is as well famous as Kuanin Bodhisattavas and is a nice destination for friends of Buddhist temples and culture tourists in Chiang Mai. If you want to watch this Chinese landmark in Thailand than follow the Mahidol Road to Win Place. The vegetarian festival in October is the best time to travel to this Chinese Wat, but a visit is worthwhile all year at this Dragon Temple in northern Thailand.
Wat Arun in Bangkok
Wat Arun Rachawararam is also known as “The Temple of Dawn” or just Wat Arun. This beautiful temple on the bank of the Choa Praya is built in Thailand’s Ayutthaya period as “Wat Makok”. King Taksin renamed this Buddhist temple in Bangkok to “Wat Jeng” when Thonburi become the capital of Thailand. King Rama II let renovate Wat Arun and give it the name “Wat Ratchataram”. Under King Rama IV it becomes the present name “Wat Arun Rachawaram”. Many believers come here to this holy place in Bangkok to worship Buddha. The foreigners come to see the adorned holy stupa and the stone statures. Especially at sunset is the Wat Arun a magnificent model for beautiful holiday pictures. After a visit at this temple on the west bank I will recommend a visit at Wat Pho which is just on the other side of the Chao Praya River in Bangkok and good to reach by ferry.
Wat Phra Kaew Temple
The full name is actually Wat Phra Sri Rattana Sasdaram but this temple in Bangkok is better known as Wat Phra Kaew temple. This imposing temple in Thailand’s Capital is on the same compound as the Royal Grand Palace. King Rama the first gave the mandate to build this holy Buddhist monument. Many tourists come here to see the Emerald Buddha, Golden Buddha statues, Golden stupas, the impressive statures of all eight Kings of the Chakri dynasty and many other beautiful and impressive monuments and holy places. Worshippers come to pay their respect of “Phra Kaew Morakot” (The Emerald Buddha) and to the most hallowed compound in Thailand where the ashes of many former Monarchs are enshrined. The Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok is a great destination for all who like to see a grandiose temple and learn something about Thai culture. The River Express is the cheapest possibility to reach the Phra Kaew Temple. Taxis and Tuk Tuks are a bit more expansive and mostly slower because of the traffic in central Bangkok.
Wat Srisuphan in Chiang Mai
In 1502 the first pure silver ordination hall in world was build here at Wat Srisuphan in Chiang Mai. The Buddhist Temple in Laana style is a bit in south of the moat near Pratu Chiang Mai. Here you can come for a conversation with the Monks in English language. The “Chat with the Monks” is every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 5:30 – 07:00 pm at the silver temple Wat Srisuphan. This is a good chance to ask the Buddhist Monks about Thai culture, life as a monk in north Thailand, meditation or other thinks where you are interested in. This Sisuphan temple is as well famous for the public meditations three times per week. Everybody is welcome to join. The great silver ordination hall has a dimension of 5 meters wide and 18 meters long.
The Buddha at Srisuphan temple
The Buddha image inside the temple look very beautiful, the contrast of the silver to the gold let him appear and silhouetted against other temples in Chiang Mai or somewhere in Thailand.
Paintings at Wat Pho
The Wat Pho is the most magnificent Buddhist Temple of Bangkok in Thailand. Many believers, tourists and backpacker come every day to see the beautiful temple architecture, Buddha images and of course the biggest reclining Buddha of Thailand. The reclining Buddha at Wat Phra Chetuphon (Wat Pho) is 16 meter high and 46 meter long. Phra Chetuphon temple has as well the biggest collection of Buddha images. The ample area of this beautiful and impressive temple housed many beautiful corners and gives a great guideline for good pictures of your visit in Thailand. The nice Buddhist and historical mural paintings was my highlight of this temple. Wat Po is as well famous for the Thai Massage school/university which teaches the technician of the traditional Thai Massage. The Tripitaka Library which contains holy Buddhist writings is also located at the most visited temple in Bangkok. Wat Pho in Bangkok is direct in the center of Thailand’s capital. You can easy arrive by Tuk Tuk, Taxi or River Express which is the cheapest possibility. If you stay in Bangkok don’t miss a visit at the famous Wat Pho.
Wat Pho, Bangkok
The ordination hall of the temple
Luang Prabangs most magnificent Buddhist Temple “Wat Xieng Thong” is located on the northern tip of the peninsula by the Nam Khan and the Mekong River. The order to build this historical monument in Laos gave King Setthathirat in 1560. A visit here at Wat Xieng Thong is really worthwhile because of the great temple reliefs, the beautiful architecture and the holy Buddha images in the chapel. The life tree mosaic on red ground of the wall from the ordination hall is really impressive and often photographed by tourists and believers. If you wake up early you can watch the monks how they clean the temple courtyard of the Xieng Thong Temple in the UNESCO Town Luang Prabang. The admission fee was in September 09 20000 Lao Kip. For us it was a highlight on our trip to LP in Laos and I can recommend a visit here at Wat Xieng Thong for all people who interested in historical and beautiful temples in Asia.
Wat Xieng Thong Temple
Rainbow over the Wat Pla That near Chiang Dao
Wat Pla That Doi Mounjing is a non touristic temple in northern Thailand in the Chiang Mai province. The small Pla That Temple is on the top of a hill near Chiang Dao. From here there is a great view over the environment of this area and the landscapes of Chiang Dao. The best way to arrive to the Wat Pla Doi Mornjing Forrest temple is by car from Chiang Mai or by motorbike from Chiang Dao in Thailand. Follow the street from Chiang Dao to Fang and look for a golden Buddhist stupa on a hill about on the half way to the Pha Dang national Park.
Wat Pla That Doi Mounjing
It’s a small but very beautiful temple and a good destination for all who like to meditate, relax or to watch a nice panorama in South East Asia with mountains and rice fields. The Wat Pla That was one of our travel highlights on our trip to the area around Chiangdao in north Thailand and I can recommend to visit the temple if you looking for cultural and non touristic places.
Temple near Chiang Dao in north Thailand
A Nun with Lotus flowers at Wat Doi Suthep
The Phra Doi Suthep Temple on the high mountain near Chiang Mai is one of the holiest one in northern Thailand. 1383 the Wat Doi Suthep is build during the reign of King Keu Naone. The present temple complex is from the 16th century and was restoring many times later. On the food of the 306 steps to the holy Buddhist temple on the Doi Suthep Mountain is a parking place and many shops who sell drinks, souvenirs and food. If don’t can handle the steps to the Wat Phra Suthep than you can use the free cable car to the top. The Forrest temple is a really beauties one, many tourists and of course believer from many parts of Thailand come here to visit the holy Buddha images and to enjoy the great view over Chiang Mai City. This day trip to Doi Suthep is one of my favorites and I really can recommend this trip for all tourists and backpackers who are interested in Thai culture and Buddhist Temples here in northern Thailand.