Bangkok has quickly become one of the most notable and travelled-to cities in South East Asia. There’s an amazing variety of attractions to see and experiences to be had here. Chief among them are trips to the various major temples found within the city. So, if you’re vacationing here in Bangkok, here are the top 4 temples you need to go see.
The Wat Pho
The Wat Pho is found just a few blocks away from the Grand Palace – a great attraction in its own right. This means that you can visit both sites during a single day if you feel like it. The Wat Pho is considered to be one of the oldest temples found in Thailand and is believed to have been constructed by King Rama I many centuries ago. The Wat Pho is best known for containing the resplendent Statue of the Reclining Buddha.
This establishment is a temple, meditation centre and university all in one! If you’re staying at a major city hotel Bangkok has to offer – say, for example, the Avani Atrium Bangkok – it’s a quick visit too. The temple contains one of the oldest shrines found in the country as well as a relic from the Buddha!
The Temple of Dawn
Known locally as the Wat Arun, this temple is among the most beautiful of the ones you’ll find here in the city. Inside the floors are lined with ornate ceramic tiles that perfectly complement the porcelain finish seen on the walls and pillars.
If you want to enjoy a birds-eye view of Bangkok, this is the temple you should visit. Iconic for its famous golden stupa, you can spend hours here at the temple’s viewing platforms gazing out over the city.