Mentioning about Bangkok, we can’t ignore one of the most important things that make this country one of the best tourist destinations in Southeast Asia, the beautiful pagodas which witnessed almost every historical event of this country.
Let’s together with me check out the most beautiful pagodas in Thailand in the list below!
1. Path Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew (also known as Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram) is considered to be the most important Buddhist architecture in Thailand. The temple is located in the historical center of Bangkok, in the grounds of the Thai royal palace, it houses the Phra Kaew Morakot statue, a venerated Buddha statue carved from jade.
Location: Na Phralan, Phra Nakorn (within the Thai Royal Palace), Old City (Rattanakosin).
2. Wat Pho
Wat Pho, also known as Wat Phra Chetuphon, is one of the most popular destinations in Bangkok. Highlights for visitors to visit Wat Pho is the lying gold Buddha statue, with a height of 15 meters, length 46 meters.
Besides, it is also an ideal place for tourists to enjoy the traditional Thai massage. Wat Pho is often known as the leading massage school in Thailand, so you will be able to really enjoy the skillful hands here. From December 2012, the entrance fee is 100 Baht and you can visit whenever between 8 am and 5 pm.
Location: Maharat Road, Old City (Rattanakosin)
3. Wat Arun
Wat Arun is known locally as Wat Chaeng, a temple on the west bank of Chao Phraya River. Visitors coming here can easily recognize this temple is the most splendid one in Bangkok, not only because it is located beside the river but also because the architecture of this temple is very different from other temples that you can visit in Bangkok.
Opening hours: 8 am to 5:30 pm
Location: On the banks of Chao Phraya River (opposite to Tha Thien Pier)
Entrance fee: 50 Baht
4. Wat Saket
Built on an artificial hill, Wat Saket is one of Bangkok’s most famous temples and is a haven for the worshipers of the Buddha.
Every year, Wat Saket pagoda usually holds festivals during the festive season, Loy Krathong, usually in October. During this time, the golden towers will be decorated with giant red strips and a candle-lit ceremony to light up the top of the tower will mark the beginning of the bustling holiday season that lasts for a week.
Opening hours: 9 am to 17 pm
Location: Located between Boriphat Road and Lan Luang Road, off Ratchadamnoen Klang Road
5. Wat Traimit
Wat Traimit, also known as the Golden Buddha Temple, is a famous pagoda with unique beautiful patterns and thanks to its huge monolithic Buddha statue which is 3 meters tall and weighs 5.5 tons, this huge golden pagoda has become one of the most chosen religious sites for Buddhists. Thai people believe that the Golden Buddha symbolizes prosperity, purity, and power.
Visitors coming to Wat Traimit Temple are very crowded, so if you want to visit an admire this work of Bangkok, you should go early in the morning to easily visit and take pictures, as well as go shopping souvenirs.
Opening hours: 9 am to 5 pm
Location: Traimit Road (west of Hua Lamphong Station)
Entrance fee: 10 Baht to visit the museum in the temple, visit the Golden Buddha free.
So, those are the 5 out of 10 names of beautiful pagodas in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, one of the most developed tourist countries in Southeast Asia. To find out the rest of the list, let’s together with me coming to Part 2 of this article!