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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the famous religious spots in Bangkok?

Reet Cheema DEC 10 2012
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If the cosmic forces, heaven, divine and a belief in some supreme force lures you every now and often, you’ve got to the best of all places. Bangkok is studded with many religious attractions and you certainly have a field day on the cards when you visit:

  • Wat Phra Kaew

    Housing the emerald Buddha that has come to symbolise Thailand today is the Wat Phra Kaew Temple which was built in the 18th Century. This is the highest place of Buddhist Pilgrimage in Thailand and needless to say is thronged by devotees all year. The structures of here worth observing are the mural of
    Ramayana, the Royal Pantheon and the Sri-Lankan style Phra Si Rattana Chedi. Sitting on the premises of the Grand Palace, the statue has been carved out of a single block of jade and depicts the Buddha meditating in the position taught at the Lanna school of the North way back in the 15th century A.D.

    Entry Fee: 400 Baht
    Timings: 8:30am to 4:30pm

    Address: Maharaj Pier
    Chao Phraya

    Telephone: +66-2-2241833

  • Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

    When you see a marvellous example of the intricate Thai architecture coupled with an aura of spiritual comfort as beautiful as the Temple of Dawn, you will be left totally spellbound. Climb around the winding staircase to the top of the temple and let the beauteous sweeping views of the City of Angels take your breath away. Locally this temple is called Wat Arun, and this monument is best viewed in the evening when twinkling city lights add divine beauty to its precincts.

    Timings: 7:30am to 5pm

    Address: 158 Wang Doem Road
    Wat Arun
    Bangkok Yai
    Telephone: +66-2-8912185

  • Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

    Considered the first public university of Thailand as it taught people literature, religion and science by means of the colourful paintings that deck its walls, Wat Pho is a mesmerising temple complex perched on one end of the Grand Palace. This is one of the biggest temples in Bangkok and is also called the birthplace of the original Thai massage. The statue here is 43m long and 15m high and makes of a breathtaking sight.

    Entry Fee: 100 Baht
    Timings: 7:30am to 5pm

    Address: 248 Thanon Thai Wang
    Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang
    Phra Nakhon

If you crave for some moments of soul searching, some moments when you connect with the divine, head to one of these temples to spend a tranquil time.

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