Buddhist Temples in Other Area of Thailand

Last Updated: January 10,2020

When we mention Thai temples, we would talk about the temples in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Actually, there are numbers of magnificent Buddhist temples scattered around in the rest of the country.

Two of the six Thai temples that are of the highest grade of first class Royal Temples are located in areas not much visited by tourists. One is name Wat Phra Phutthabat,the"temple of the Buddha's footprint" in a rural area between the towns of Saraburi and Lopburi, the other is Wat Phra Pathom Chedi in Nakhon Pathom which is regarded as the oldest Buddhist structure in Thailand.Wat Phra Pathom Chedi.jpg

Although some well-known temples are not first class Royal Temples and they are in other areas of Thailand, they are quite worthy to be visited and they are located in some famous resort towns such as the Big Buddha of Wat Plai Laen and Wat Phra Yai in Koh Samui, Wat Yansangwararam in Pattaya and Wat Chalong in Phuket

There are also some impressive temples in some area not much visited by foreigners such as the Wat Phra That Phanom and Wat Phra That Renu Nakhon in Nakhon Phanom province in North East of Thailand. The chedis of the two temples are in Lao style. The Phra Maha Chedi Chai Mongkol is regarded the most elegant pagodas in Thailand which is also one of the tallest Thai temples. It is located in a rural and very quiet place about 80km from Roi Et town in North East Thailand. 

There are numbers of temples which worth visiting in some not tourist areas such as Ubon Ratchathani province: Wat Phra That Nong Bua, a temple which is quite similar with the Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya in India, where the Buddha reached enlightenment.

Temples in North Thailand

  • Wat Phra Singh

  • Wat Phra Kaew

  • Wat Ngam Muang

  • Wat Klang Wiang

  • Wat Rong Khun (The White Temple)

  • Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao

  • Wat Suchadaram

  • Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

  • Wat Ton Laeng

  • Wat Hua Khuang

  • Wat Phra That Chang Kham

  • Wat Phra That Hariphunchai

  • Wat Ku Kut

  • Wat Hua Wiang

  • Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu

  • Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat

  • Wat Phra That Cho Hae

Buddhist Temples in Thailand

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