Visit 5 most well-known Buddhism temples in Thailand

When it comes to Thailand, one thing we shouldn't miss is magnificent, large-scale and sacred Buddhism temples. With over 90% of the population following Buddhism, this country has more than 30.000 temples built. Now we will visit 5 most sacred Buddhism temples in Thailand to know why this country is dubbed "The land of golden temples". Visit 5 most well-known Buddhist temples in Thailand.

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1. Wat Traimit (Temple of Golden Buddha)

Located on Yaowarat Road, Samphanthawong District, Bangkok, Wat Traimit always comes first on the list of the most sacred Buddhism temples in Thailand.
Visit 5 most well-known Buddhist temples in Thailand
Wat Traimit - The most sacred Buddhism temple in Thailand
This structure is famous for its unique architecture with white walls and yellow temple roofs. But the most impressive thing is the gold Buddha with the weight of 5.5 tons. Locals believe that this statue symbolizes prosperity, purity and power. It is considered one of the most beautifully sculpted Buddhas. It is no exaggeration to say that the Golden Buddha has helped Wat Traimit become a top tourist attraction in Thailand.

2. Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of Emerald Buddha)

Situated in the Grand Palace, Bangkok, Wat Phra Kaew is mentioned as one of the most well-known Buddhism temples in Thailand. With the total area of 945000m2, this is the only temple having no monks.
Visit 5 most well-known Buddhist temples in Thailand
Wat Phra Kaew - The temple of national treasures in Thailand
It is renowned for not only its architecture but also Emerald Buddha - the most sacred Buddha in the Kingdom of Thailand. It is regarded as a national treasure which brings Thais a prosperous and happy life forever.

3. Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)

Lying on the west bank of Chao Phraya River, Wat Arun is symbolic of Thai tourism. One of the most outstanding features of the temple is the reflection of first light in the morning with pearly iridescence.

Visit 5 most well-known Buddhist temples in Thailand
Wat Arun - The temple of dawn attracts visitors by its splendid beauty
Standing on the balcony of the temple, visitors can admire the entire view of Chao Phraya River and Bangkok. The most interesting thing is the way of decorating temple gates. They are built of brick and coated with colorful porcelain. Being one of the most ancient Buddhism temples of Thailand, this temple attracts a lot of travelers every year.

4. Wat Phra Mahathat

Located in Nakhon Si Thammarat city, this temple was built in the 14th century. Wat Phra Mahathat is the Buddhism center serving Buddhists in the South of Thailand.

Visit 5 most well-known Buddhist temples in Thailand
The ancient beauty of Wat Phra Mahathat evokes travelers' curiosity
Up to now, this temple is still an appealing destination because of its ruins creating the sense of mysteriousness. Though it has been partly restored, Buddhas along with devastated walls still remain intact. All turns this place into an ideal place for travelers to come to understand more about the destruction of wars. In terms of architecture, it is really a masterpiece constructed by Thai people.

5. Wat Yannawa (Boat Temple)

If you are enthralled by unique architectures, don't forget to visit Wat Yannawa in Bangkok. This temple leaves a strong impression because of its shape like a boat. Most of the distinctive features of the complex are the viharn built in the shape of a Chinese junk vessel in the 19th century.
Visit 5 most well-known Buddhist temples in Thailand
The unique mixture of Chinese and Thai architecture shown in Wat Yannawa
Along with Thai architecture is the temple roof in the style of Ayuthaya period. There is a variety of spiritual activities you can try to express your hope for peace and luck such as asking for a relic, praying...It's easy to explain why Wat Yanna is listed as one of the most beautiful and sacred in Thailand.

Compared to the number of over 30.000 temples throughout the country, 5 above structures seem to be only a tiny part. But trust me! They are destinations deserved to discover. The spiritual space will help you remove the feeling of tiredness. If you have the chance to visit Thailand, don't miss these famous temples I have suggested.

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