Bangkok is a city which is famous for its sacred places. Experiencing Bangkok means you have to experience Buddhism. The religion, spirituality, and culture of the city makes it peaceful and relaxing place. If you are thinking about visiting Bangkok and want to experience true Thai culture, make sure you stop by these 7 most spiritual places in the city.
This is one of the best visiting places in Bangkok. This temple is open to the public daily from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and the admission fee is free for Thai citizens, while foreigners have to pay 30 baht. Known as the temple of Dawn. You have to cross the Chao Phraya River to go to the temple. There are some restaurants and cafes on the opposite side of the river where tourists can enjoy the view of Wat Arun.
This temple is famous for the temple of the Golden Buddha and located just off Odean traffic circle. It is situated very short distance from the Hualamphong railway station where you can find food courts and transportation access very easily. Entrance fee to just see the Golden Buddha is 40 Baht and 100 Baht for the museum. This is the house of world’s largest gold statue. It is 10 feet high and its weight is 5 tons. Wat Traimit is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm every day, but the museum is closed on Monday.
Wat Pho is the perfect tourist destination in Bangkok located just south of the Grand Palace. You can experience a good walking in this sacred place. It is the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok and home to more than 1,000 Buddha. Reclining Buddha is the largest Buddha image in Thailand. Wat Pho was founded in the 17th century. Entrance fee for visiting there is 100 Baht. You can also get the massage at the temple or learn about Thai massages.
Wat Suthat is the oldest and most important temple in Bangkok. It is the home of the Brahmin priests who oversee the royal ceremonies. The huge Chinese red frame of the giant swing is fixed at the front of the temple and this swing was the center of an annual ceremony but after 1930 it was banned. It was built in the early 19th century. Entrance fee of the temple is 20 baht and the temple is open from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm.
This temple is also known as “the Marble Temple”. It is a magnificent example of the Bangkok architectural style with its multi-tiered roofs, elegant chofahs at the top end of the roof and the beautiful gold carvings. In this temple, merit makers come to the monks of the temple for getting alms every morning.
Wat Phra Kaew
This is the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand located in the historic center of the Bangkok. The Emerald Buddha or Wat Phra Kaew is a Buddha image in the meditating position. Here is a dress code to enter in this temple which is strictly followed by all. Men must wear long trousers and shirts and women must wear long skirts, and if visitors who don’t have these type of clothes so they can rent appropriate clothing items at the entry area of the temple.
Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit
This is one of the 10 royal temples of the highest class in Bangkok. It was used for royal ceremonies and funerals. This temple is a home to Vipassana meditation and also a Buddhist university. The temple is open daily from 7 am to 5 pm.
Bangkok is the city with enormous religious aspects. Full of temples which are full with ‘Wat’. As you travel to the city you can see various statues, images of Buddha, each being sacred in its own way. Some temples are new and some are old but it doesn’t matter when you are experiencing a wonderful magical and spiritual locations.