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List of temples to visit in Bangkok – Places of worship

Since Thailand is a spiritual nation where around 95% of the population is Buddhists, hundreds of beautiful temples adorn every corner of this country. The best few found in Bangkok are listed below.

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Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of Emerald Buddha)

Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of Emerald Buddha)

Located on the grounds of the Grand Palace, the temple of the Emerald Buddha houses one of the most revered Buddha statues in all of Thailand. Carved out of a single block of Jade, the emerald Buddha that is enshrined here was first discovered in the 15th century in the city of Chiang Rai. Rich in history and beauty, this is one temple that is most visited in all of Bangkok.

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Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)

Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)

Named after the very monastery in India where Lord Buddha is believed to have lived, this temple is one of the oldest and largest Buddhist temples in all of Bangkok. The main feature of the Wat Pho is the 46 meter long Buddha statue that has been carved in a reclining position. The Buddha is covered completely in gold leaf and has feet that are around 4 meters long made completely with symbolic mother of pearl decorations. Other attractions in the temple include one thousand Buddha images and 91 Stupas all of which were created centuries back time.

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Wat Arun

Wat Arun

Wat Arun is arguably considered the most picturesque temple in all of Bangkok. Located on the banks of Chao Phraya River, this temple was built in the 17th century and is the most iconic place of worship in the city. It is the Wat Arun that is found on the 10 Baht coin reiterating its importance to the nation. Its strategic location in the heart of the city makes it a popularly visited temple among those staying at Sukhumvit Serviced Apartments like the Citadines Sukhumvit 11 Bangkok.

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Wat Saket

Wat Saket

The highlight of the Wat Saket is the gold Chedi of 'Phu Khao Thong' which is also known as the Golden Mountain. Located atop one of the highest hills in the old city of Bangkok, this temple has a history that goes back to the 18th century.

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Wat Traimit

Wat Traimit

For all those planning to explore Chinatown in Bangkok, the Wat Traimit makes an excellent starting point, for it is located at the very beginning of the Yaowarat road. The main highlight of Wat Traimit is its stunning architecture and one particular Buddha statue that is made out of solid gold; the largest of this kind in the world.

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Loha Prasat

Loha Prasat

In all the temples of Bangkok, the Loha Prasat really stands out in majesty with an architectural spectacle that has no other parallels in this nation. Also known as the 'Metal Castle', the Loha Prasat is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Wat Mahatat

Wat Mahatat

This exquisite temple in Bangkok was built during the Ayutthaya period and is one of the ten royal temples in Bangkok. The temple also houses a Buddhist education institute which provides Buddhist monks in Thailand a place for further learning and meditation.