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Bangkok Temples

Wat Phrao Kaeo Bangkok

Bangkok Thai Buddhist Temples
  • These temples are Thai Buddhist temples. Worshipers here are Buddhists. Buddha taught that there are no Gods, that people are responsible for their actions, must appreciate the future consequences and must learn to cope in the world where their understanding of matters can be confused by their own desires or delusions.
  • Accordingly these Thai Buddhist temples depict images of the Buddha in a detached and relaxed form. The artistic form and posture can depend upon the period in Thai history, as discussed elsewhere in this Site. However to attract worshipers some temples also display other images of other faiths, such as those from Hinduism and others from Chinese faiths.

Wat Benchamabophit White Marble Wat

(1) Wat Phrao Kaeo   (  the Temple of the Emerald Buddha)
  • The Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phrao Kaeo) is the Royal Chapel adjoining the Grand Palace. In the past the Emerald Buddha has been located in numerous locations including Chiang RaiLamphunChiang Mai and Prabang Luang in Laos. In the past the Emerald Buddha has been located in numerous locations including 
  • Wat Phrao Kaeo contains the finest examples of Rattanakosin art and architecture. It is the finest art and architecture site in Thailand.
(2) Wat Pho
  • Wat Pho is the oldest and largest temple in Bangkok. It is located at the south side of the Grand Palace and is protected by massive walls through which only two of the 16 gates are open to the public. The first temple was built in 16th C.
(3) Wat Arun
  • Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn) is a riverside Temple on the West side of the Chao Phraya River almost opposite Wat Po on the East side. It is constructed of brick on the place where General Taksin (later King Taksin) and his surviving army landed after the sacking of Ayuthaya.
(4) Wat Suthat
  • Wat Suthat has an outstanding chapel (bot) reputed to be the tallest in Bangkok. This temple has an impressive array of sites, the surrounding galleries of gilded Buddhas, the large hall (viharn) and the principal Buddha image caste in the 14th C at Sukhothai and brought to Bangkok by Rama I by boat down the Chao Phraya River.
(5) Mon Temple  Bangkok

(6) Wat Saket Golden Mount Temple
  • Wat Saket (Golden Mount) is a Buddhist Temple built on a very large formation protruding into the sky in the western side of the City of Bangkok in Pom Prap Sattru District. It is located between Boriphat and Lan Luang Roads and is open from 8 am to 9 pm daily.
(7) Wat Suwarannaram
  • The design and construction of Wat Suwannaram is of the Ayutthaya period before the destruction of Ayutthaya and all its buildings.
  • It has undergone restoration twice, once under Rama I and again in the time of Rama V. It was originally a monastery called Wat Thong (''Golden Wat''), again later named Wat Suwannaram (''Golden Monastery'') by King Rama I.
(8) Wat Benchamabophit White Marble Wat
  • Wat Benchamabophit in Dusit is a relatively modern Temple designed to serve the Royal household. Apart from seeing the well proportioned and lovely temple layout, Wat Benchamabophit also houses the most impressive collection of Thai Buddhist Bronzes
(9) Buddhaisawan Chapel
  • The Buddhaisawan Chapel was built in 1795 and stands in the grounds of the National Museum of Bangkok. The Building and grounds were originally part of the Front Palace of the deputy King of Siam. Here is an excellent collection of Early Rattanakosin mural art.

Wat Phrao Kaeo Bangkok