Wat Arun in Bangkok, the temple of Dawn

Wat Arun, The Temple of Dawn in Bangkok

What is inside Wat Arun? [toc] Wat Arun, also known as the temple of Dawn, is a significant landmark of Bangkok, built before 1656. It's a lot more modest than Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace or Wat Pho and the Giant Reclining Buddha, but in many ways, its iconic shape is better known. Just look at the back of a 10 Baht coin, and you will recognise it

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Loha Prasat Temple in Bangkok

Loha Prasat Temple in Bangkok

Loha Prasat (Wat Ratchanatdaram Worawihan) [toc] Loha Prasat, or Wat Ratchanatdaram Worawihan, is a superb temple in the old city of Bangkok, easily identified by its 37 golden spires. In a recent past, Loha Prasat was known as the iron temple or the metal castle because the 37 iron spires were originally bare and black. It did have some mysterious charm and was unique in Bangkok. The golden leaves were

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Wat Pho – Temple of the reclining Buddha

Wat Pho Bangkok

The Temple of the reclining Buddha [toc] Wat Pho, the temple of the reclining Buddha, is such an iconic landmark of Bangkok it is on everyone's list of places to visit even on a short trip. Also known as 'the Temple of the reclining Buddha' it is the sanctuary of one of the world's largest Buddha statue, and more than a thousand images. It is also one of Bangkok's oldest

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Bangkok Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew Temple

Bangkok Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew

The Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok [toc] Bangkok Grand Palace, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and Wat Phra Kaew (or Wat Pra Kaew) are, without a doubt, the most famous landmarks in Bangkok, often seen in many movies. Despite being such a touristic icon, this is still the number one place to see while in Bangkok, a marvel of delicate and intricate craftwork, architecture, carving and painting.

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Wat Saket Bangkok

Wat Saket Bangkok

The Golden Mount [toc] Wat Saket Bangkok, or more officially Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan is a Buddhist temple in Rattanakosin, not very far from the famous Khao San Road. And the famous 'Golden Mount' easily visible from the distance is called Phu Khao Thong, but when asking directions, everyone simply calls it 'Wat Saket'. The golden mount we see today is built on the remains of a previous unsuccessful attempt

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