Planning a visit to Bangkok will lead you towards a spiritual journey. Perhaps, the religious attractions in the Thai capital will appease in such a way that you feel like visiting it time and again. Pilgrims in search of peace will be able to find the much needed reprieve as Bangkok is also known as the City of Temples because of which the grandeur could be represented in the perfect way.
Given below are the top Buddhist temples located in Bangkok where you could feel the religious fragrance to the core.
· Wat Arun
· Wat Pho
· Wat Chana
· Ayutthaya Temple
Several other sacred temples, religious monuments and spiritual structures exist in and around the city providing you the best feelings in an extensive manner.
Wat Arun is one of the sacred temples of Bangkok. It is also known as the Temple of Dawn. Located on the banks of Chao Phraya River, it is situated in Thonburi West. The famous Hindu God Aruna is the source of inspiration for this temple being named so. Literally, ‘Aruna’ refers the radiations emerging out of Sun. Having been built in 19th century by King Rama II, this is one of the earliest temples of Thailand.
|Wat Arun Temple|
Reaching the Thai district of Phra Nakhon as part of your Bangkok journey, you will be pleased with the spiritual atmosphere maintained at Wat Pho temple. It is popularly known as The Temple of Reclining Buddha. However, the deity here is locally referred to as Wat Phra Chettuphon Wimon Mangkhlaram Ratchaworamahawihan. This temple holds the record for the biggest yet oldest Buddhist temple located in the entire nation.
|Wat Pho Temple|
Wat Chana Temple is another landmark of Bangkok located close to Khaosan Temple. After you go inside Ubosot of the temple, it is possible to view the famous Buddha image. This temple is known to have in prevalence ever since the city of Bangkok has been created. Several historical artifacts could be found inside the temple. Thai architectural style could be best witnessed right from the temple walls to the grand interiors.
|Wat Chana Temple|
Ayutthaya Temples are a set of historic temples located in the Island City of Ayutthaya. Perhaps, there several temple ruins found here of which most of them have gone through restoration. Wat Phra Sri Sanphet is one of the ancient temples here dating back to as long as 835 AD. Sala Chom Thong is another restored temple premises reflecting the rich and past heritage of the city. Several other ancient structures lie still in ruins requiring massive restoration process as part of renovating World Heritage Park situated in Ayutthaya.