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Must See Temples in Bangkok

Amazing Temples of Bangkok

Bangkok is blessed with more than 400 temples. locally known as ‘Wats’ and many of them are immense, superbly crafted and should absolutely be part of your visit to Bangkok. With so many temples to discover, which one should be on your list? Three or four of them are famous, all located in the old part of Bangkok Old Town.

The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew are definitely the most impressive, followed by the beautifully crafted Wat Pho just next door. Wat Arun, also called the Temple of Dawn is just across the river. There are a few more in the old city area, but there are temples all over town and probably a few near your hotel. We started this list and will keep adding more as we review them.

Our List of Temples

The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew

The Grand Palace of Bangkok, 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 ... Read More

Wat Saket Bangkok

Wat Saket Bangkok, more officially Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan, is a Buddhist temple in Rattanakosin, not far from the famous Khao San Road. The famous Golden Mount is easily visible from a distance. The golden mount we see today is built on the remains of ... Read More

Wat Arun, the temple of Dawn

Wat Arun, also known as the temple of Dawn, is a significant landmark of Bangkok, built before 1656. It's much more modest than Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace or Wat Pho and the Giant Reclining Buddha, but its iconic shape is better known ... Read More

Wat Pho – Temple of the reclining Buddha

Wat Pho, the temple of the reclining Buddha, is such an iconic landmark of Bangkok that it is on everyone's list of places to visit even on a short trip ... Read More

Wat Benjamabophit

Wat Benjamabophit (Wat Benchamabophit Dusitwanaram), also known as the Marble Temple, is a magnificent temple located in the Dusit district of Bangkok. It is one of the most beautiful and iconic temples in the city, renowned for its stunning architecture and peaceful atmosphere. The temple ... Read More

Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit

Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit, a Buddhist temple in Bangkok’s Old Town, is one of the city’s ten royal temples of the highest class ... Read More

Wat Kanlayanamit Woramahawihan

Wat Kanlayanamit is a magnificent temple in the Thonburi side of Chao Phraya River. It was constructed in 1825 during the reign of King Rama III on the bank of the Chao Phraya River ... Read More

Loha Prasat Temple in Bangkok

Loha Prasat, or Wat Ratchanatdaram Worawihan, is a superb temple in the old city of Bangkok, easily identified by its 37 golden spires. In the recent past, Loha Prasat was known as the iron temple or the metal castle because the 37 iron spires were ... Read More
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