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Top 5 buddhist temples you need to visit in Bangkok

Loha Prasat Temple

Bangkok has many incredible sights and also more than 400 buddhist temples. A search google for the most visit temples in Bangkok you will get often as result Wat Phra Kaeo and Grand Palace, Wat Arun, or Wat Pho Temple.
Well if you are the first time in Bangkok then it is very interesting to visit those 3 famous temples but you need to be aware that these places are almost crowded. But if you would like to visit one of the famous places then my recommendation is go early in the morning before all tourist buses arrive and flood these areas.


So how about to visit one of the other very beautiful temples which are not so crowded and give you more the experience of relaxation and peace of the Buddhism temples? Well I will show you some more beautiful temples in Bangkok in this blog and soon in my overview about Bangkok Temples.

General Information and rules for buddhist temple visitor

A Buddhism temple is a holy place of peace and respect of Buddha. Treat with respect and the expected attitude. For all temples in Thailand apllies the same rules which you need to be aware and to follow.

1. Do not wear shorts, beach wear or sleevless shirts. Girls not wear sexy clothes.
2. Always covers your shoulders with a dress, a shirt or a jacket.
3. Not walk inside the temple with shoes. Outside there is always dedicated space to store the shoes.
4. Believers pray at any time and sometimes for hours. Loud talk or unnecessary wandering is perceived as disturbing. Also if you want to take pictures be careful and not disturb the believers.
5. If you want to pray yourself, never sit with your legs straight to the Buddha or feet towards the Buddha statue or the monks. This is considered very rude. Only cross-legged or kneeling on the floor.
6. Welcome a monk with a “Wai”. You bow and your hands are folded in front of the face as in prayer.
7. Treat a monk always with respect. Do not touch a monk (especially if you are a woman). Woman always keep distance to a monk and never give him something directly.
8. Disrespectful behavior towards a Buddha image is a crime and will be punished. These include climbing statues, touching artifacts and relics, and teasing religious imagery and includes sit down on stairs or walls.


Wat Arun Temple
Wat Arun Temple Bangkok
Grand Palace Bangkok by night
Grand Palace Bangkok by night
Wat Pho Temple
Wat Pho decline Buddha statue
Wat Pho decline Buddha
Wat Pho Monks
Wat Pho Monks
Wat Pho
Wat Pho Temple Bangkok

This is one of the most famoust temple – Wat Pho

The Temple of the Reclining Buddha is one of the most beautiful largest and oldest religious sites in Bangkok. It is a 1st class royal temple and its history dates back to the 17th century. The lying Buddha is 45 meter long and without question the main attraction of the temple. The statue is made of stone and plaster inside and was covered with millions of sheets of gold leaf specially for King Bhumibol’s 60th birthday.
Many people not know that this place is also very famous for his School for traditional Thai Massage.

Adress
2 Sanam Chai Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon
Bangkok 10200

General Information
Daily open from 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Entry fee per person 100 THB


Wat Saket
Wat Saket Bangkok
Wat Saket Three Monks
Wat Saket Three Monks

The famous Wat Saket (Golden Mount Temple)

The full name of the temple is Wat Saket Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan and also known as Wat Saket or  Golden Mount Temple and it is one of Bangkok’s oldest Buddhism temple in the district of Pom Prap Sattru Phai classified as a Second Class Royal Temple. I was climbing the 344 steps to reach the top and see the golden chedi standing on a square pedestal. Inside the pedestal is a small prayer room with a small stupa. This Buddha relic from India is a gift of the British government to King Rama V and kept here in the temple.

Adress
344 Thanon Chakkraphatdi Phong, Khwaeng Ban Bat, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai
Bangkok 10100

General Information
Open daily from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Entry fee per person 20 THB


Wat Benchamabophit
Wat Benchamabophit
Wat Benchamabophit
Wat Benchamabophit
Wat Benchamabophit
Wat Benchamabophit

My favourite one is the Marble Temple – Wat Benchamabophit

The Marble Temple is located in the area of Dusit. A gorgeous and relaxing place with an ensamble of some very beautiful buildings. The temple was designed by Prince Naris, King Rama IV’s in traditional Thai symmetrical style and used fine marble from Italy as a construction material.
It is really worth to visit this temple and take some time to come down and pray.

Adress
69/5 Khwaeng Dusit, Khet Dusit
Bangkok 10300

General Information
Open daily from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Entry fee per person 20 THB


Wat Ratchanatdaram Bangkok
Wat Ratchanatdaram Bangkok
Loha Prasat Temple Bangkok
Loha Prasat Temple Bangkok
Loha Prasat Temple Bangkok
Loha Prasat Temple Bangkok

The unknown Wat Ratchanatdaram Loha Prasat

One of my favourite is the Wat Ratchanatdaram, a Royal Class 3 budhism temple because it is not one of the big tourist spots and that’ s why this temple is a really insider spot you need to visit because not many tourist know this place hence it makes you enjoy exploring this very beautiful and exciting temple. People mostly know this temple from good guides or they find randomly by walking the Ratchadamnoen Boulevard.

Adress
2 Maha Chai Rd, Khwaeng Wat Bowon Niwet, Khet Phra Nakhon
Bangkok 10200

General Information
Daily open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Entry fee per person 20 THB


Wat That Thong Temple
Wat That Thong Temple Bangkok
Wat That Thong
Wat That Thong

Visit this temple in Ekamai district – Wat That Thong

The Wat That Tong temple is not a big tourist spot but many locals well know this temple because they have a crematorium for deceased people and that’s the reason why I like this temple so much for peaceful praying. It is located in the heart of Bangkok in the area of Ekkamai. In the middle of the temple area you will find an amazing pray house with very beautiful statues.

Adress
1325 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Phra Khanong Nuea, Khet Watthana
Bangkok 10110
BTS: Ekkamai station

General Information
Daily open from 5:00 am – 10:00 pm
No entry fee

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