Thailand is one of the most favourite tourist spots among foreign traveller. There’s a lot to be seen in this country and most especially their culture. Experience Thailand by exploring and tasting the delicious Thai food, walk on the sandy white beaches, attend cultural events or visit their ancient temples. They have many stunning temples you should check off your bucket list. We could put more locations in this blog, but we picked the most beautiful temples we think you should visit! S̄nuk!

1. Wat Arun, , Thailand -

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Wat Arun or (Temple of the Dawn) is a Buddhist temple in the Yai district of Bangkok, Thailand, on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River. Wat Arun is among the most iconic and famous Thai landmarks. The name Wat Arun comes from the Hindu god of the dawn, Aruna.

You will be impressed by its brilliant design, fine craftsmanship and colourfully decorated spires. Visit the temple and enjoy the spectacular views, taste the food, experience the culture and history. A holy and special place for Buddhists. Visit the ancient temple Wat Arun and take the opportunity for amazing photographs that will last a lifetime.

Address:Wat Arun, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 891 2185
Website: https://www.watarun1.com/th

2. Wat Phra Kaew, , Thailand -

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Wat Phra Kaew or Temple of the Emerald Buddha houses what is considered the most important Buddha statue in Thailand. The temple is located in the Grand Palace. The Emerald Buddha, a dark green statue carved from a single jade stone. The Buddha sitting in a meditating position and only the Thai King can touch it.

A pair of giant yakshis mythical statues are guarding the entrance. When you visit this holy temple you will discover its history, impressive colours and design. Be aware that Wat Phra Kaew follows a strict dress code. 

Address:Na Phra Lan Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 224 3290
Website: https://www.emerald-buddha.com/

3. Wat Rong Khun, Tambon Pa O Don Chai, Thailand -

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Wat Rong Khun, also known as the White Temple, is a Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. It is an amazing, creative and magnificent temple made and owned by the visual Thai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat. It was opened for visitors in 1997. The temple is an offering to Buddha and he thinks it will give him immortal life.

Be amazed by the hundreds of outreaching hands that symbolize unbridled desire. The bridge of “the cycle of rebirth” symbolizes that the way to happiness is by avoiding temptation, greed, and desire. There’s also an elegant Kinnaree, half-human, half-bird creatures from Buddhist mythology next to the lake. The architecture is full of significance in every detail and is an utter masterpiece.

Enter the main temple’s interior and discover the highlighted famous people, superheroes and cartoons.

On May 5, 2014, The temple was destroyed by the earthquake in Mae Lao that hit the province. But the inspiring artist didn’t give up and was devoted to raising the temple again.

Wat Rong Khun is truly a Gate of Heaven.

Address:60 หมู่ที่ 1 Phahonyothin Rd, Tambon Pa O Don Chai, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Wat-Rong-Khun-White-Temple-Chiang-Rai-Thailand-215028701875011/

4. Wat Mahathat, , Thailand -

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Wat Mahathat is also known as The Temple of the Great Relic. You can walk around the large area and explore the ancient ruins. The head of a stone Buddha is entwined in the roots of a Banyan tree and is the most photographed and famous site in the temple, it’s really amazing! Feel the calm atmosphere and learn more about the culture and history of Wat Mahathat.

Address:Naresuan Rd, Tambon Tha Wa Su Kri, Amphoe Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Chang Wat Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
Phone: +66 35 322 685
Website: https://ww2.ayutthaya.go.th/travel/detail/8
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ayutthayanews/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ayutthayanews

5. Sanctuary of Truth, Muang Pattaya, Thailand -

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The Sanctuary of Truth is one of Pattaya’s favourite tourist attraction. The whole building is built with delicate woodcarving structure done by hand. The hybrid castle and temple was built by Mr.Lek Viriyaphan. The main idea of the building is to teach people. Teach people to do the right thing. It is a wonderful place to visit and learn about good philosophies where you can reflect on yourself and maybe appreciate more what life has to offer.

Address:206/2 หมู่ที่ 5 ถนน Pattaya-Naklua, Muang Pattaya, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Phone: +66 38 110 653
Website: http://www.sanctuaryoftruth.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSanctuaryofTruth.Pattaya.TH/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesanctuaryoftruth/

6. Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Ban Pom, Thailand -

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King Prasat Thong built the Buddhist temple Wat Chaiwatthanaram in 1630, as a memorial his mother’s residence. It’s also one of Ayutthaya’s major tourist attractions and best-known temple. The temple was used by the king to performed various religious ceremonies. Many royalties including King Boromakot's son Chaofa Thammathibet was cremated here. It’s a wonderful temple and full of Thai history definitely worth a visit.

Address:Ban Pom, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Chaiwatthanaram

7. Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, , Thailand -

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Located on Ayutthaya's city island inside the Historical Park is the restored temple ruin of Wat Sri Sanphet. In the old Royal Palace, it was the holiest temple. Finalized in 1351 with its three wooden buildings named "Phaithun Maha Prasat", "Phaichayon Maha Prasat" and "Aisawan Maha Prasat" it was later completely destroyed in 1767 by the Burmese. It served as a model for Wat Phra Kaew because of its beauty and grandeur.

Address:Pratu Chai Sub-district, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Phra_Si_Sanphet