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The Mysterious Temples of Thailand

Date: January 6, 2013 | By: Enid Glasgow | Category: Travel Blog

Thailand is a very mysterious place filled with tradition, religion and beautiful architecture. Tourists and vacationers are steadily realizing all that Thailand has to offer. More and more travelers venture to Thailand each year. Many tourists visit Thailand in hopes of visiting one of the thousands of gorgeous temples throughout the country. If you are planning on visiting Thailand for yourself, there are a few temples that you should consider visiting. These temples should be at the top of your list.

Ancient Palace

This temple was the largest temple in the area and was used as a royal palace throughout its history. The main attraction of this particular temple is a complex at the entrance which has a number of buildings which visitors can wander through. This is a great way to get a feel for the ancient history of this temple.

 Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit

This temple is another must see! Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit is home to one of the largest bronze Buddha statues in Thailand. Restored in the 1950s, this temple was the first site for royal cremations.

Wat Chaiwatthanaram

Wat Chaiwatthanaram is a beautiful temple and is perfect for those visiting Thailand for the first time. Built in 1630 on the Chao Phraya River, Wat Chaiwatthanaram was designed to look like the temples found in Cambodia. There are over 100 Buddha images and statues throughout the temple and most travelers claim that it is one of the most peaceful temples in the area.

Whether it’s your first or fifth visit to Thailand, you absolutely must visit one of its thousands of temples. They are so much more than just religious and historical structures; they are magical and are sure to stick with you even when you leave Thailand.

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