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3 Beautiful temples in Bangkok along the Chao Phraya River

3 Beautiful temples in Bangkok along the Chao Phraya River

Hello Farang friends! Thailand is well known as Buddhist country. There are a lot of temples in Bangkok and some of them are very famous. This blog will talk about 3 signature temples in Bangkok that if you have a chance to visit Bangkok, you must not miss out these beautiful temples. The transportation to these temples very simple as well. Let’s get started!

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Wat Phra Keaw

Temples in Bangkok
Wat Phra Keaw

This is the most famous temple in Bangkok. This temple was founded in 1784. King Rama the first ordered to build this temple in the palace. In this temple, there is Emerald Buddha, which we believe that is protecting our whole country. The Emerald Buddha’s cloth will be change every season by the king of Thailand.

In the temple, there is a lot of wall art that tells the story of Ramayana which is Thai ancient literature. Aside from the wall art story, every inch of the temple is made by beautiful and neat art. Since this is a temple in the palace, every inch was made carefully and beautifully.

This temple is a very important place in Bangkok that if you come to Bangkok and don’t visit this temple. We can say that you didn’t arrive in Bangkok yet. So, if you want to travel to Bangkok, but this temple in your travel list. Or if you are already staying in Bangkok, find a chance to at least visit once, you won’t be disappointed.

Transportation: Take BTS to Saphan Taksin station then take Chao Praya speed boat and get to the Ta Chang (N9) port.

Wat Arun

Temples in Bangkok
Wat Arun

The full name of this temple is Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan. This is also one of the most famous temples in Bangkok. This is an ancient temple which was founded since 1656CE. This temple was founded since the Ayutthaya period. Then during the time of King Taksin the great of Krung Thonburi, he ordered to build the palace and extend the area until covering up the area of this temple. Therefore, during that time this temple was the temple in the palace.

Normally pagodas in Thailand are made with golden color or plain white. But the pagoda of this temple has base color as white and decorated with colorful ceramic. This is very unique and beautiful.

The temple is right along the river bank. We can see the beautiful pagoda while we are on the boat in the Chao Praya river. This temple is one of the most background pictures of Bangkok city. If you come during the day time, the beautiful pagoda is so shining in the sun. You will be able to enjoy taking a whole lot of pictures in this temple. And if you pass by this temple during dawn or at night, you will see the pagoda is decorated with beautiful lights. It is amazing scenery.

For me, this temple the sign of religion that goes well along with the civilization of the capital city. While it is surrounded by the modern style of high buildings, this temple is elegantly stayed there and perfectly blended into the city. I went to this temple a few times already, and I think I won’t get bored going to this temple again and again.

Transportation: Take BTS to Saphan Taksin station then take Chao Praya speed boat and get to the Ta Tien (N8) port.

Wat Pho

Temples in Bangkok
Wat Pho

Wat Pho or the official name is Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram Rajwaramahawihan. This is also a very famous temple in Bangkok. It was founded in the Ayhutaya period. This temple was taken good care by the kings of Thailand that is why since so long time ago until now, the temple still remains very beautiful.

This is one of the very important temples in Thailand. This temple is called as the first university in the country because there is a lot of inscription which stated a lot of branches of knowledge. In March of 2008 UNESCO registered this temple as the Asian Pacific’s Memory of the World Program. Then in June 2011, UNESCO registered all 1,440 pieces of the inscription as international Memory of the World Program.

Temples in Bangkok
Reclining Buddha of Wat Pho

This temple is well known as the temple of giant reclining Buddha. This Buddha was built in the period of King Rama the third. And this is the third biggest reclining Buddha in Thailand. If you come to this temple, do not forget to come to visit and blessing to this Buddha.

Transportation: You can take boat from Wat Arun, the ticket fee is only 4THB.

These are only very few example of beautiful temples in Bangkok. There are a lot more temples in Bangkok and also other provinces in Thailand.

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