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Bangkok Buddhist temples

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Bangkok is full of temples because it is the capital of a very Buddhist country. Religion is a very important part of the Thai peoples life. You will find small miniature versions of temples called spirit houses in most office complexes, shopping centers, hotels and in many homes and adorned with flowers of jasmine and encircled with offerings for Buddha.

Some of the more impressive Bangkok temples are listed here. These Bangkok temples are worth visiting.

Wat Po one of the more impressive of the Bangkok temples is just around the corner from the Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace. Wat Po has dozens of elaborately decorated spires, which are located in between the striking temple buildings. This scenic sight will give you a photo opportunity everywhere you look. One of the main attractions of Wat Po is the extremely large reclining Buddha. It is the largest in Thailand.

Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn is a riverside Bangkok temple is one of Bangkok's key tourist attractions and one of the most famous sights in Bangkok. The spires measure 82 meters towering in the center of the temple is pictured on the reverse side of the 10 Baht coin and in many of the brochures. This Bangkok temple is often included on the canal tours. Even if you don't take a tour of the canals, it will be worth the effort to visit this beautiful Bangkok temple. You can get to this Bangkok temple you can cross the river at the Tha Tien pier. You will be able to see the towering spire from there. Some believe it seeing the temple silhouetted against the skyline of a setting sun is photo opportunity you can't miss.

Wat Traimit another Bangkok temple is the home of the solid gold seated Buddha. It is worth the visit just to see the huge Buddha, but the temple itself is also a sight to behold. This Bangkok temple is located near Hua Lamphong train station on the corner of Yaowarat Road and Charoen Krung Road.

Wat Benchamabophit the Marble Temple a beautiful white marble temple is one of the Bangkok temples recommended as a sight to see. The temple is the home of the ashes of King Rama V and has a display of 53 Buddha images, which represents all the styles of Buddha sacred image representations. This Bangkok temple sits on the corner of Si Ayutthaya Road and Phraram V Road.

Wat Intharawihan is one of the most impressive of the Bangkok temples. It is located in Banglamphoo, which is the district of the Khao San Road. This Bangkok temple has a standing Buddha, which is 32 meters tall.

Wat Saket is the Bangkok temple located conveniently close to the Khao San Road area and is well known because of the immense Golden Mount standing beside it. This would have been the tallest monument in ancient Bangkok in the 19th century. The current monument sits on an artificial mound, which is the result of a failed attempt to build a chedi in the same spot. It is not difficult to reach the top and the view of the city from the top is breathtaking.

Last Updated: 27 Mar 2008

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