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Temples in Bangkok

Temples in Bangkok – also known as wats – are the primary tourist attractions of the capital and draw every year millions of visitors from all around the world.

Most of the beautiful and breathtaking wats date back more than 200 years in history, making them an even more mysterious and magical place to visit.

With their awe-inspiring architecture and glittering decorations, these temples are like no other – and a visit to Bangkok would defiantly not be completed without seeing at least two of them.

Being the capital of a very Buddhist country, temples in Bangkok are spread all over the city and its suburbs.

Many small communities even have their own temple, marking the center of the area.

Visiting all these places would take ages. Therefore we made a list of Bangkok’s most important, sacred and significant wats which belong in every tourist’s itinerary – ensuring to make the most out of your visit to Bangkok.

Wat Arun – Temple of Dawn

Wat Arun - Temple of Dawn

Wat Arun, or better known as the Temple of Dawn, is named after the Indian God of dawn, Aruna, and belongs to Bangkok’s most famous and sacred landmarks. It consists of a massive phra prang (Khmer-style tower) and is surrounded by four smaller ones on each corner of the tower. …

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Wat Suthat & The Giang Swing

Wat Suthat & The Giant Swing

Wat Suthat belongs to one of Thailand’s six most important temples. The construction began in 1807 during the reign of King Rama I who wished to make it the central temple of Bangkok, and was completed 27 years later by King Rama III. It is mainly famous for the Phra …

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Wat Saket – The Golden Mount Temple

Wat Saket in Bangkok

Wat Saket is a well-known tourist destination in Bangkok, and is famous for its 260 feet tall Golden Mount, the towering gold chedi, which once used to be the highest point of the capital. The temple itself belongs originally to the Ayutthaya era, when it was called Wat Sakae. Like …

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