Thailand has always been a great attraction for the vacation lovers and travel freaks. The main reason behind its popularity as a tourism icon is having a lot of wats (temples) which are very lucrative for the tourists. Many travel websites have pictures of these temples on their frontiers as they are one of the most beautiful places to visit.
1. Wat Phra Sri Sanphet Temple
One of the most spectacular temples of Thailand is Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Even UNESCO recognized it as a World Heritage Site back in 1991 due to its beauty. People often find vacation ideas after seeing a picture of this temple on the internet. It is a one-day trip from Bangkok to Ayutthaya which is the most important temples to visit there mentioned by various travel websites. There are big bell-shaped pagodas sitting on the rectangular platforms having small ruins surrounding three pagodas. They were believed to as the base for royal houses back in Ayutthaya period.
2. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple
In the north of Thailand, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is located. Outside the main gates of Chiang Mai, it is seen. Travel and tourism lovers often found this place to be the most interesting temples in Thailand due to some adventurous journey for this. The winding road, spiraling is needed to touch the stairs of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Around $1 (฿30) is needed as an entry fee.
3. Wat Suthat Temple
Wat Suthat, most famously known for the tower named red Giant Swing established very near to its entrance. This tourism place is located in the old city of Thailand. Back in 1784 The Giant Swing was constructed but replaced in 2004. Various travel websites marked this tourism place as an ancient place to visit.
4. Wat Phra Kaew Temple
Wat Phra Kaew, also known as Emerald Buddha, is located on the same ground as the Grand Palace. Starting in 1785 this, tourism-friendly temple is considered as one of the most important temples for the Buddhists life and also for Thailand. King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) moved the capital from Thonburi to Bangkok at the time of constructing this temple. Around $15 (฿400) is needed to get entered into this complex and a guide can be hired for knowing the history of this very beautiful tourism attracting place. A very strict dress code has to be followed to enter into this complex. Any sandals, shorts or even revealing clothes are not allowed here.
5. Wat Mahathat Temple
Around an hour of journey from Bangkok, you will find another temple called Wat Mahathat in the city of Ayutthaya. In the entanglement of branches, there is a Buddha head sitting, which attracts the visitors most. Siddartha Gautama gained enlightenment in Bodi tree which is represented by Buddha’s head. Ayutthaya Tourist Center can be another tourist place to explore. Ayutthaya Historical Study Centre, the Chao Sam Phraya National Museum can be visited also during your stay in Thailand.