Top 5 Must-Visit Temples In Bangkok Once In A Lifetime!

Wat Arun Ratchawararam (Temple of Dawn)

Not-to-be-missed Highlights: With its unique architecture, Wat Arun’s stupas were built by white bricks and decorated by many valuable materials; such as, seashells, porcelain, and many Benjarong dishes, most of which came from China. Furthermore, you can see a variety of sculptures around the Temple like Kinnari, giants, angels, and garudas. Another must-attend activity you don’t want to miss is taking a photo with the 2 Temple guardians: Tossakan, King of Krung Long Ka, and Sahatsadecha, King of Pang Tan City. Both of the demons are very powerful.

Location: On the Chao Phraya River’s west bank.

34 Arun Amarin Road, Wat Arun, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok.

The Temple is open daily from 08.00 – 17.30 Hrs.


Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram Ratchaworamahawihan (Wat Pho)

Not-to-be-missed Highlights: The hall of the Reclining Buddha is located to the northwest of the Temple and is very famous for its unique style of decorations; the feet and the eyes are engraved with mother-of-pearl. You can also enjoy seeing a variety of interesting ancient Thai cultural murals around the temple.

Location: 2 Sanam Chai Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra nakhon, Bangkok.
The Temple is open daily from 08.00 – 18.30 Hrs.


Wat Saket Ratchaworamahawihan (Phu Khao Thong)

Not-to-be-missed highlights: One of the famous highlights of this Temple is its spiral staircase of 344 steps. On the top of Phu Khao Thong is where the enshrined Buddha’s relics of Buddha statues are enshrined. There are also various murals around the temple, which tell about heaven, Earth, hell, etc. Inside the area of the Attharot Chapel is the place where Phra Attharot Srisucot Thosapol Yanabophit is enshrined. Phra Attharot Srisucot Thosapol Yanabophit is considered as the tallest Buddha statue in Bangkok, which was built around the Sukhothai era or 700 years ago.

Location: By Khlong (Canal) Mahanak, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok.
The Temple is open daily from 08.00 – 17.00 Hrs.


Wat Trai Mit Witthayaram Worawihan

Not-to-be-missed Highlights: What tourists should come to see with their own eyes in this Temple is the solid gold Sukhothai-style Buddha called the seated Phra Phuttha Maha Suwana Patimakon, known as the world’s largest golden Buddha statue, as certified by the Guinness World Records in 1991. The statue now sits on the fourth floor of Wat Traimit’s new building named Phra Maha Mondop. The second and third floor holds an exhibition telling about the origin of this Buddha statue and the History of china town in Bangkok. Before leaving the Temple, don’t forget to visit the great Buddha image, “Phra Phuttha Tossapol Yarn”, too.

Location: 661 Charoen Krung Road, Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok.
The Temple is open daily from 08.00 – 17.00 Hrs.


Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple)

Not-to-be-missed Highlights: The Temple’s ubosot was constructed of marble imported from Italy, so tourists from all over the world know this temple as the “Marble Temple”. “Wat Benchamabophit” was bestowed it name by King Rama IV the Great meaning “the temple of the fourth King near Dusit Palace.” Other highlights tourists can’t afford to miss are the murals around the ubosot displaying the History of 8 important pagodas of siam, as well as 11 Buddha images in various styles dating from several periods.

Location: 69, Rama V Road, Dusit, Bangkok. 10300
The Temple is open daily from 08.30 – 17.30 Hrs.





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