Visiting the Beautiful Various Buddhist Temple in Thailand

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Thailand is a country with a majority of people have a religion buddha. So do not be surprised if in every corner of the city you will find some of the buddha temple crowded with visitors and tourists. Besides being used for a place of worship, temple buddha in thailand also serve as an effective tool for tourism promotion by the government of the kingdom of thailand. The authenticity of the architecture remains well treated by the government there. Want to know what buddha temple that you should visit in thailand? see review below

Wat Sa Ket Ratchaworamahawihan (Wat Sa Ket)
Wat Sa Ket, also known as the mountain king (Royal Mountain) located in the area of ​​Khlong Maha Nak and Khlong Bang Lamphu. There Chedi Golden Mount was built by Rama III, and pagodas Suwan Banphat (golden mountain or mountain mas), with a height of 77 meters and contains the sacred relics of the Buddha’s relics. These relics discovered in the town of Kapilavastu and its authenticity has been proven. These relics belong Sakyaraj dynasty. At that time, Prince Phra-ongchao Pritsadang ordained in India, send this relic to Thailand for the king (the only Buddhist king at the time). Today, the Golden Mount or Wat Sa Ket is very popular and is a symbol of Bangkok’s famous. Wat Saket is located in Chakraphat Phong Road.

Wat Phra Kaeo (Emerald Buddha)
Also called Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram a dwelling place Phutthamahamani Phra Rattana Patimakan or Emerald Buddha, is one of the most revered Buddha statue in Thailand. Every change of seasons, dress the statue should only be replaced by the King of Thailand.

Located within the Grand Palace. In the main building there are stories of the Buddha. Around the temple is very spacious and has a lot of buildings that are similar to the model of Angkor Wat architecture, painting the story of the Ramayana (Thai version), the giant porter, and a row of eight Chedi in eight colors, called Phra Atsada Mahachedi. Location Emerald Buddha temple located on Na Phra Lan Road, right across from Sanam Luang.

Wat Tramit Witthayaram Worawiham (Wat Tramit, Golden Buddha)
Since ancient times, the people of the temple Wat Tramit is commonly referred to as “Wat Sam Chin Tai”. When the time of the renovation, the statue was found wrapped in cement but no one thought it worthwhile. Not intentional, cement was broken and chipped, and it seems the gold statue in it. Allegedly, the golden statue is coated with cement to keep from being robbed when the Burmese invaded Sukhothai. Weighing more than five tons and three meters high, its value is now estimated at U.S. $ 10 million. Statue of native gold were much revered is now placed at the main temple, and named “Phra Sukhothai Trai Mit”. Tramit Wat Temple is located at Charoen Krung Road near Railway Station Hua Lamphang.

Wat Doi Suthep Phrathat Ratchaworawihan (Chiang Mai province)
This temple is one of the most important places in Chiang Mai, as a temple pagoda Phrathat famed Doi Suthep. Golden pagoda at the top of the mountain is where the relics of the Buddha. To achieve this, you can walk along the Naga staircase of 300 steps, or by cable car (cable car). For those who do not have a car, can hire a minibus that departs from the Huai Kaeo Road in front of Chiang Mai University (hours 5:00 to 17:00). You can go to the temple with Highway No. passing. 1004 as far as 15 km. Along the way you can see the sights of the beautiful city of Chiang Mai.

Wat Chetiyaphum (in the province of Khon Kaen)
This temple is very sacred for the people of Khon Kaen as there are relics of the Buddha. Previously, when a Arhad with 8 priests carrying the ashes of the Buddha towards Phrathat Phanom, they saw a miracle. ie when passing an old tamarind tree that is dead, apparently the tree back to life, producing branches, flowers and fresh leaves. So they built a pagoda in place, then put the Buddha’s ashes, along with sculptures, jewelry and precious objects in the Buddhist pagoda, and called Phrathat Kham Kaen. Every full moon in the sixth (Visakha Puja Day), Buddhists celebrate the historic day in this pagoda, called Kham Kaen Phrathat Festival. You can find Chetiyaphum Wat Nam Phang district. From Khon Kaen province to the pagoda Kham Kaen, via Highway 209 (Khon Kaen – Kalasin). About 12 km from the city of Khon Kaen. After passing the Nam Phong River, turn right and continue about 14 miles.

Phrathat Wat Doi Tung (Chiang Rai province)
Is the first pagoda in Lanna Thai kingdom era. Built in 911 by King Uchutarat to store the left collarbone of the Buddha brought from India. This is the first time Sri Lanka Theravada Buddhism is rooted in the Lanna Thai.  The temple is a place that is important not only for the people of Thailand but also for cities in neighboring countries such as Myanmar Keng Tung, Luang Prabang and Vientiane Laos, who had come to celebrate the festival every year. To go to this temple, you can go through from Chiang Rai and through Highway No.. 110, turn left onto Highway No.. 1149, and then straight up to about 16 km.

Wat Tham Mongkhon
Wat Tham Mongkhon has a collection of objects best Buddhist world. First is Wiriya Mongkhon Phra Chedi Mahachedi which is the tallest in Bangkok, and was the site of the hair, the sternum and the relics of the Buddha brought from Gotama, the city of Chittagong in Bangladesh in 1974.  In addition, there is also a statue of Buddha carved from a single jade stone (jade) were taken from the whole gold mine at the top of Kings Mountain, Canada. This temple also has a statue of the Goddess Kuan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) of the biggest jade in the world. Goddess Kuan Yin is the goddess who always inspire people to love one another. Also available is a place of retreat (Chi Phram Retreat) for women to concentrate on spiritual prayer and clears the mind. It’s easy to find this temple because it is in Sukhumvit Road, Soi 11, Bang Chak, Phra Khanong district, Bangkok.

Ratchaworawihan Wat Phra Pathom Chedi (Nakhon Pathom province)
The temple has the biggest Chedi in Thailand, which cover the first chedi was built in the 4th century BC. Inverted dome shape similar to the Great Sanchi Stupa in India which was built in the time of King Ashoka the Great. In the chedi is kept relics of the Buddha. from Bangkok, walk in Phetchakasem Road (Highway no. 4) After reaching the 53 kilometer mark, turn Thesa Road and continue about 3 miles.

Area attractions besides the temple in Thailand

Wat Pho
Wat the oldest and largest in Bangkok, comes from the 16th century. Giant sleeping Buddha statue of 45 meters along this very fascinating, depicting the Buddha entered Nirvana and carved from pearl shells at the foot of the statue shows the Buddha’s sacred symbol 108. What Wat Pho is Chetuphon / Thaiwong Road, within walking distance of the Grand Palace. Schedule Wat Pho is open from 8 am – 12.00. for information please contact the phone 02-226-0369, you can log in Wat Pho with tickets for Baht 20.

Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)
Formerly where the Emerald Buddha before it was moved to Wat Phra Kaeo. The temple is made of colorful porcelain from China. What is most wonderful visit at dusk, when the sun form a dazzling backdrop. Wat Arun was on the scene 34 Arun Amarin Rd. western part of the Chao Phraya River. You can visit Wat Arun from 08:00 until 17:00

Museum of Buddhist Art
Buddha statue collection very much, in the chronological development of the space 11 Buddha statues throughout history. On the outside leading to the Kuan Yin Museum, for Boddhisattava Kuan Yin and other Chinese deities. Banned photos. The museum is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00, and you have to have a group of at least 3 people, and tell at least one day before heading to this place. For more information please contact via Telephone: 0-2321-0048-50, 0-2322-2431-4. To get there you can through Pattanakarn Rd Soi 40., Suan Luang. White building on the left, in the middle of the road.

Wat Suthat and Swing Giant (Giant Swing)
Surrounded Buddhist shops mostly in Bangkok, Wat Suthat is one of the important centers of Buddhist religion in this kingdom, has several examples of bronze carvings are very special, a mix of Thai and Chinese art murals, and sculpture of the Sukhothai in the 14th century.  Giant swing is a celebration of the harvest location, where the brave who raced seize the bag of gold coins with his teeth. Because it is too dangerous, the event was discontinued since 1930. You can visit Wat Suthat in Bamrung Muang Rd. Phra Nakhorn.

Wat Ratchanatda
Known as amulet center in Bangkok. Amulet Collection is a popular pastime in Thailand, and some miniature statue is believed to have spiritual powers that protect and give good luck to the users. You can find a variety of typical Thai amulet collection in Mahachai Rd. Phra Nakhorn

Wat Benchama Bophit (Marble Temple)
One of the new temple (late 19th century), the design is relatively modern compared to other shrines. Made of white marble are magnificent. What temple is located at 69 Rama V Rd. Chitralada, Dusit District.

Wat Mahathat
Is the center of meditation buddha in Bangkok and meditation classes are available in English, Wat Mahathat in Na Phrathat Road near Thammasat University. You can visit the temple at 9-17.

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