Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
The same as the Grand Royal Palace, on the grounds of which it is situated, the splendid Temple of the Emerald Buddha is the most visited place in Bangkok. This amazing construction, standing to the north from the royal residence, simultaneously combines two titles: the main Buddhist temple of Thailand (country’s most sacred place) and the most popular tourist center of its capital. It was raised

Wat Arun, or Temple of Dawn
Situated on the western bank of the Chao Phraya River, the temple complex Wat Arun, or Temple of Dawn, is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Bangkok. Wat Arun is renowned for its 80-meter-high prang – the tower, built in the style of the legendary temple complex Angkor Wat in Cambodia – and is reckoned among the most famous Buddhist temples in the capital. It is its peculiar silhouette

Wat Saket, or the Temple of the Golden Mountain
Although Wat Saket, more widely known as the Temple of Golden Mountain, in not reckoned among Bangkok’s most significant cultic buildings, it is, nevertheless, one of the most popular tourist places in the capital. It is thanks to its observation area, located on the top of the 80-meter-high hill, which reveals a bird’s eye view of Bangkok’s spectacular panoramas. The history of the temple complex


Wat Pho, or the Temple of Reclining Buddha
Wat Pho, or the Temple of Reclining Buddha, is situated in Bangkok’s downtown on the Rattanakosin Island, not far from the Grand Palace. It is reckoned among the most famous and frequently visited temple complexes in the capital. Being built in the 12th century, it is the oldest temple in Thailand. In addition, Wat Pho has a title of the country’s largest cluster of temples: seventeen gates lead t

Wat Ratchanadda
Situated in the Old Town not far from the Golden Mountain, the Wat Ratchanadda occupies a special place among the variety of Bangkok’s amazing temples. It is rightly considered to be one of the most original and impressive Buddhist temples in the capital and its genuine adornment. Wat Ratchanadda’s construction started in 1846. It was ordered by the King of Thailand Rama III, who dedicated the sa

Wat Benchamabophit
Bangkok’s Marble Temple is a gem of the modern Thai architecture. It is city’s youngest and one of its most beautiful temples, which is reckoned among the top five frequently visited capital sights. Its Thai name – the Monastery of the Fifth King (Wat Benchamabophit) – refers to the Rama V who ordered temple’s construction in the late 19th century. He was the most beloved ruler in the country’s hi

Temple of Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)
Wat Traimit, also known as the Temple of Golden Buddha, is one of the most famous sacral buildings in Bangkok. Situated in the heart of the China Town not far from the capital’s Central Railway Station, it is quarter’s main magnet that yearly attracts thousands of pilgrims and just curious travelers. Wat Traimit delights with its splendid forms, typical for Thai architecture, and with complex stru