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Wat Suthat is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand, dating back to the early 19th century during the reign of King Rama I. In the center of the temple there is a statue of the “Buddha of Shakyamuni” – a statue of Buddha, and in the lower compound of the temple you will find 18 Chinese style. In front of the magnificent temple stands the giant swing, which can’t be missed due to its impressive height. The swing still serves the monks in special religious ceremonies as it has for many years.
Wat Suan Doc is a historically important Buddhist temple located in northern Thailand. Legend has it that during the Sukhothai Kingdom, in the 12th century, a monk found a relic from Buddha was told in a vision to bury him in the place of the temple. On the day of the burial, the remains miraculously multiplied and one part was buried in the compound of the temple, while the other was loaded onto an elephant that was later sent on a mission to find the location of the Doi Suthep temple. In the compound, you’ll find a royal graveyard containing the ashes of the kings of the Chiang Mai Dynasty, a gilded temple shaped like a 48-meter-high bell containing the remains of Buddha, and a large and impressive prayer hall with giant Buddha statues.
Wat Chedi Luang is a Buddhist temple erected 600 years ago and considered to be the most impressive temple in northern Thailand. The construction of this temple took the longest of all the temples in the north, due to its problematic location, which was affected by weather and an earthquake that destroyed much of it around the 16th century. The temple is about 98 meters high and at its end, you will find a golden Buddha statue.
Wat Benchamabophit, better known as the Marble Temple, is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand. This temple is one of the most beautiful temples in the city and is a major tourist attraction. Its name derives from the fact that it is entirely built of Italian marble stone – Carrara. The temple began to be built in 1899 under the orders of King Rama V and his ashes were buried there. In the temple complex, you’ll find buildings influences from the European style of the end of the 19th century that were combined with traditional architectural elements of classical Thai construction. In the courtyard of the complex are 53 Buddha statues and a variety of cool and pleasant resting places in the temple garden.
Wat Mahathat is a Buddhist temple in Ayutthaya, Thailand, which served as one of the most important focal points of the Ayutthaya Kingdom this temple holds Buddha’s remains and therefore the temple is also known as the “Temple of the Great Relic”. The building was built in 1374 and over the years the complex experienced natural disasters that affected the landscape along with the frequent looting of thieves who left the place destroyed. In one of the looting events there, the bandits decapitated most of the Buddha statues’ heads, leaving one of the heads hidden in a tree for the purpose of returning later. The robbers never returned to take the head of the statue, and over the years the roots of the tree enveloped it and today it is one of the most prominent attractions in the temple compound.