Saturday, 8 June 2013

Bangkok Temples

No visit to Bangkok can be completed without visiting the temples of the city. Bangkok Temples  The temples, which are also called wats are spread all over the city and you will be required at least a couple of days for visiting some of the most famous temples of the city. According to many Wat Arun is the best among all bangkok temples. Bangkok Temples The temple is known to be founded during early seventeenth century but most part of it that is now accessible for the tourists were constructed in the 19th century. Located on the banks of river Chao Phraya the temple remains open every day from 8am in the morning to 5pm and reaching the temple is also very easy. The Wat Pho temple is another bangkok temple visited by numerous devotees and tourists throughout the year.Bangkok Temple The reclining Buddha statue in this temple is the largest and the most revered Buddha statue in Bangkok. The temple is located on Sanam Chai Road and like the Wat Arun temple this temple also remains open from 8am. To 5pm.There is another reason that has made the Wat Pho temple to be counted among the top five most visited bangkok temples. This temple is the birthplace of traditional Thai massage that is now popular all over the world and for more than 60 years numerous people have visited the place to learn the art of Thai massage. The 46 meter long reclining Buddha statue covered with gold leaf is the primary attraction of the temple. The Wat Pho temple is also the oldest temple in Bangkok and has more than 10,000 images of Buddha that is attraction for art lovers from all over the world. Apart from these two the Wat Phra Kaew, the Wat Benchamabophit and the Wat Tramit are the three other most prominent Bangkok temple and are known as the fabulous five among close to 80 temples that are there in the city. The beautiful marble temple of Wat Benchamabophit is an architectural splendor and there are 40 Buddha statues here and all of them are different from one another. The golden statue of Lord Buddha and the fascinating story associated with the Wat Tramit will surely enchant you. Temples In Bangkok The statue was hidden in clay by Thai People when the Barmese were were taking away all gold for war. The statue made of 5 ton gold was left undiscovered for years and still there is no guard to protect it as no one dares to steal it.