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Wat Phu Khao Thong

Wat Phu Khao Thong

The Wat Phu Khao Thong or Golden Mountain Temple was built in 1387. The original Mon-style chedi built by King Hongsawadi of Burma to commemorate his victory in Ayutthaya in 1569 was destroyed. The restoration started in...

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

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Wat Ratchaburana

Wat Ratchaburana

The Wat Ratchaburana was built in the 15th century under the reign of King Sam Phraya. The temple has a Khmer-style prang (tower). When the temple was damaged by fire in 1967, and many of the artefacts were transferred t...

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

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Wat Arun

Wat Arun

Photos of Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) have been published so often that it practically represents Bangkok or Thailand. There is an 80-metre central tower of Khmer design, surrounded by four smaller towers. Wat Arun is his...

Temple & religious sites Bangkok Yai,
Bangkok

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Wat Benchamabophit

Wat Benchamabophit

Wat Benchamabophit, also known as the Marble Temple, is designed differently from traditional Thai temples. It was constructed with Carrara marble and stained glass during the reign of King Rama V. There are a number of ...

Temple & religious sites Dusit,
Bangkok

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Wat Bowon Niwet

Wat Bowon Niwet

The Wat Bowon Niwet was built in 1829. There is a very ornate shrine hall and a Buddha image from the 14th century. Here, a number of kings, including HM King Bhumibol, served their time in the monkhood. This is the nati...

Temple & religious sites Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok

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Wat Intharawihan

Wat Intharawihan

The Wat Intharawihan has a Buddha image 32 metres tall and 11 metres wide. Construction of this image started in 1867 and was completed in 1927, spanning the reigns of King Rama IV and King Rama VII. The topknot of the i...

Temple & religious sites Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok

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Wat Ratchabophit

Wat Ratchabophit

The Wat Ratchabophit is a temple built in the reign of King Rama V in 1869. There is a large chedi housing a Lop Buri-style Buddha image. The temple exterior is Thai while the interiors are European. Many of the building...

Temple & religious sites Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok

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Wat Ratchanadda (The Loha Prasat)

Wat Ratchanadda (The Loha Prasat)

The Wat Ratchanadda is located across the street from the Golden Mountain in Bangkok. Construction was started in the reign of Rama III in the 19th century but was only recently completed due to the complexity of its des...

Temple & religious sites Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok

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Wat Sa Ket (Sa Ket temple)

Wat Sa Ket (Sa Ket temple)

The Wat Saket is a temple on a man-made hill (there are 318 steps to the top) on the Rattanakosin Island in Bangkok. The Golden Mount is a spire that is 260 feet high. The temple construction began in the 1800s in the re...

Temple & religious sites Pomprap Sattruphai ,
Bangkok

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Wat Suthat

Wat Suthat

The Wat Suthat was built in the early 19th century. The Giant Swing nearby is not used any more, but the frame stands as a reminder of defunct Brahmin ceremonies involving young men swinging to snatch a sack of gold on a...

Temple & religious sites Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok

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