Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai
Believe it or not, but What Phra Singh is an active temple thanks to the hundreds of monks who still live in the grounds. The architecture is complete with many elephants that line the sides as well as the huge Buddha statue that is said to have been based on the lion of Shakya, earning the temple its nickname The Temple of the Lion Buddha.
Wat Pho, Bangkok
This temple is also known by the name The Temple of the Reclining Buddha thanks to the incredible 151-foot-long reclining Buddha. The statue is said to represent Buddha as he had finally found peace thanks to entering Nirvana. As well as being one of the oldest temples, Wat Pho also has the most extensive collection of images of Buddha and was the birthplace of Thai massage.
Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai
It might not take long to see why this temple earned the name The White Temple after seeing the incredible white building. It’s meant to represent purity as modern art combines with traditional styles in one incredible piece. Wat Rong Khun is made up of nine buildings that have all been renovated thanks to a young artist as there were initially no funds to restore the buildings.
Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok
This is thought to be the most sacred temple in Thailand as the Wat Phra Kaew has grown to become a symbol of the country. The temple is surrounded by dozens of unique Buddha statues that all help to bring the incredible architecture to life. Inside? The iconic Emerald Buddha – a figure that was found back in the 15th century and been held inside the temple since 1782.
Thailand is a magical place that many people use to help find their way in life. With all these incredible temples, it might be easy to see why. There are certainly enough across the country to inject some wonder into many of our lives.