Discover the most beautiful and impressive temples in Thailand

Like other countries in Asia, Thailand is full of breathtaking temples . There are so many that it is almost impossible to see them all in the space of a stay. Without even going far from the big cities, you can discover magnificent buildings steeped in history and emotion. Even though these temples are real tourist attractions today, they are still used for religious and traditional purposes. This is why their visit must be done with the greatest respect. Discover the beauty and diversity of these 7 Thai temples.


  • Wat Rong Khun, Pa O Don Chai
  • Wat Phra Karo, Bangkok
  • Wat Chai Watthanam, Ban Pom
  • Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai
  • Wat Arun, Bangkok
  • Wat Saket, Bangkok
  • Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Alutthaya

Wat Rong Khun, Pa O Don Chai

In the very north of the country, in the small town of Pa O Don Chai, you can observe what is certainly the most surprising temple in the country. The one called the white temple is aptly named since it is dyed uniformly with this color. This temple was designed by the architect Chalermchai Kositpipat and built in 1997. Magnificent is very impressive, it literally stands out from what you can see in the rest of Thailand.

Wat Rong Khun, Thailand
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Wat Phra Karo, Bangkok

Located in the historic center of Bangkok, this temple is one of the most famous in the country. And for good reason, such a temple does not go unnoticed in the Thai capital. Apart from being very impressive and sublime, it is also one of the most important religious places in Thailand. Many Buddhist gatherings are indeed organized there frequently.

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Wat Phra Karo, Thailand
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Wat Chai Watthanam, Ban Pom

In the historic city of Ayutthaya, you will discover this famous Buddhist temple built in 1630. This one was erected on the banks of Chao Phraya in homage to the mother of King Prasat Thong. Many compare Wat Chai Watthanaram to the Khmer temples of Angkor… that’s to tell you how much it deserves a look!

Wat Chai Watthanaram, Thailand
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Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai

This temple is one of the most revered in the province of Chiang Mai. This is particularly due to the legend of the White Elephant! Indeed, according to local beliefs, the latter would be at the origin of the construction of this monument in 1383. It is appreciated by tourists, because in addition to its history, its architecture is impressive, in particular thanks to its golden color.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Thailand
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Wat Arun, Bangkok

This temple in the Thai capital is on the right bank of the Chao Phraya River. This Buddhist monument impresses with its dimensions. In addition, its traditional architecture is surprising in the middle of the rest of the city. During a stay in Bangkok, it is therefore difficult to miss the unmissable visit to Wat Arun.

Wat Arun, Thailand
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Wat Saket, Bangkok

Also in Bangkok, Wat Saket is a temple that is located high on an artificial hill with a height of 75 meters. So, in addition to getting a closer look at this monument nicknamed “the golden mountain”, you can contemplate the capital from above. Moreover, this temple is also very important for the Buddhists, because it would contain a relic of the Buddha.

Wat Saket, Thailand
Credits: Flickr/Jason Eppink

Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Alutthaya

In the former royal capital of Thailand, Ayutthaya is a Buddhist temple that once served as a royal temple. In its heyday, it was the tallest monument in the region. Although it is now in ruins, it is nonetheless impressive.

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Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Thailand
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Mohamed SAKHRI
Mohamed SAKHRI

I am Mohamed SAKHRI, the creator and editor-in-chief of this blog, 'Discover the World – The Blog for Curious Travelers.' Join me as we embark on a journey around the world, uncovering beautiful places, diverse cultures, and captivating stories. Additionally, we will delve into mysterious and, at times, even bizarre destinations.

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