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5 Must-See Temples in Bangkok – Delve deep into culture and history…

Bangkok is the city in Asia that never sleeps and there are so many things you can do when you are in Bangkok but while exploring, here is a list of temples that you must add to your bucket list.

1

Wat Phra Kaew

If you can visit only one temple due to time constraints this is the temple you should select. The famous Emerald Buddha statue is located within Wat Phra Kaew and you must see the stunning statue to realise how effortless yet fascinating it is. Located not too far from the city centre, hotels and other accommodation options such as The Park at EM District, the Wat Phra Kaew is a beautiful place to start your journey on visiting temples in Bangkok.

2

Wat Pho

A must-visit temple in Bangkok as it is home to the stunning golden reclining Buddha statue that is known around the world among Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. The temple is beautiful on the inside and out as some paintings and structures are created on the outside of the temple in a way that attracts you towards the inside. There are beautiful ceramic tiles and paintings on the inner walls of the temple that have details from Lord Buddha's life and other significant Buddhist symbols.

3

Wat Traimit

Wat Traimit is located in Chinatown so you do not have to make a special visit to go see this temple since you will be visiting Chinatown at some point during your stay in Bangkok. The temple was under renovation in the year 1955 and till then it was mostly the locals who used to visit the temple. Wat Traimit started getting popular only after a group of workers accidentally dropped a facade of stucco which uncovered a solid gold Buddha statue within. The statue is about 5 metres in height and weighs about 6 tonnes and is said to be made of pure gold which makes it extremely valuable.

4

Wat Arun

Wat Arun is a famous temple in Bangkok which is also known as the Temple of Dawn but ironically the temple is most beautiful during dusk as the sunset lights up the structures and enhances the architecture. Visiting the Wat Arun is on the bucket list of things to do if you have come for a short stay or a long stay in Bangkok. In addition to this, there are many temples within the city, and each temple have a historically important story related to it.

5

Wat Saket

Wat Saket is not only about the beauty of the temple but because it is located on higher ground when you come to the temple premises you will be able to get a stunning view of the Bangkok city as well. There is a gold stupa located in the centre of the temple which is the main attraction of the temple. The meaning of the name Wat Saket closely translates to Temple of the Golen Mount. In order to get to the temple and the stupa at the top, you have to go through 300 steps which leads to a man-made hill. These steps are easier to be tackled early in the morning or during the cooler months of the year which are from November to January.

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