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Wat Chaiwatthanaram

Wat Chaiwatthanaram

The Wat Chaiwatthanaram is a spacious monastery located on well-kept grounds by the Chao Phraya River in west Ayutthaya. It was built in 1630 under King Prasat Thong with architectural similarities to Angkor Wat in Cambo...

Temple & religious sites Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya,
Phranakhon Sri Ayutthaya

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Wat Yai Chai Mongkol

Wat Yai Chai Mongkol

Wat Yai Chai Mongkol (or Wat Chao Phaya Thai) is a temple a short distance from the ruined walls of Ayutthaya. An impressively large Reclining Buddha statue lies in the temple grounds. The temple was built in the 1357 in...

Temple & religious sites Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya,
Phranakhon Sri Ayutthaya

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Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit

Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit

Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit is a temple that contains one of the largest bronze Buddha images in Thailand. There is a collection of numerous smaller images. It was destroyed by the Burmese in 1767 and renovated in 1956. Th...

Temple & religious sites Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya,
Phranakhon Sri Ayutthaya

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Wat Pho: The Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Wat Pho: The Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Wat Pho is known as Wat Phra Chetuphon, and as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, an image that depicts the Buddha's passing into Nirvana. The gold-plated Reclining Buddha is 46 metres long and 15 metres high. The ...

Temple & religious sites Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok

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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

The Wat Phra That Borommathat Doi Suthep is a temple located in Chiang Mai, on the side of Suthep Mountain, some 3,000 feet above sea level. The temple was built in the reign of King Gue-Na in 1383. The 22-metre high tem...

Temple & religious sites Muang Chiang Mai ,
Chiang Mai

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Wat Pha That Doi Kong Moo

Wat Pha That Doi Kong Moo

The Wat Pha That Doi Kong Moo is a Burmese-style temple located some 1,500 metres up on the Doi Kong Moo Hill, overlooking the valley and the town of Mae Hong Son. The view can be misty and foggy in the mornings. The tem...

Temple & religious sites Muang Mae Hong Son,
Mae Hong Son

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Wat Pho Chai

Wat Pho Chai

The Wat Pho Chai is a temple located in the southeast of Nong Khai. There is a large bronze Buddha with a solid gold head inlaid with rubies. There are wooden carvings and murals that tell the story of the image. The Bud...

Temple & religious sites Phon Phisai,
Nong Khai

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Wat Sala Kaew Koo

Wat Sala Kaew Koo

The Wat Sala Kaew Koo (or Wat Kek) is a mix of Buddhism, Hinduism and Brahmanism. This temple is the brainchild of Luang Pu Bunleua Surirat, a monk who lived in Laos prior to coming to Thailand to avoid the communist tak...

Temple & religious sites Muang Nong Khai,
Nong Khai

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Wat Phananchoeng

Wat Phananchoeng

The Wat Phananchoeng monastery is located south of Ayutthaya, on the east side of Chao Phraya River. There is no record of its building, but was already built when Ayutthaya was established as capital. The temple wihan i...

Temple & religious sites Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya,
Phranakhon Sri Ayutthaya

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Wat Phra Mahathat

Wat Phra Mahathat

The Wat Mahathat is an impressive temple ruin constructed to house Buddha relics that mysteriously appeared to an early Ayutthayan king. The temple was built in the Khmer style in 1374, then destroyed by the Burmese. Mos...

Temple & religious sites Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya,
Phranakhon Sri Ayutthaya

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