Wat Pathum Wanaram, Bangkok

Wat Pathum Wanaram (วัดปทุมวนาราม) or Wat Pathum Wanaram Ratcha Wora Viharn, is a Buddhist temple located in Pathum Wan district, between the shopping malls Siam Paragon and CentralWorld in Siam Square, Bangkok. Wat Pathum Wanaram was founded in 1857 by King Mongkut (Rama IV) near Sa Pathum Palace. Photos by Sven Petersen and Adventure in Continue Reading

Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, (วัดพระมหาธาตุวรมหาวิหาร), is a royal temple of the first class located on the ancient town of Nakhon Si Thammarat in the southern province of the same name. The pagoda has a Sri Lankan style and the main stupa of the temple (Phra Borommathat Chedi) was built in the 13th century CE during Continue Reading

Wat Upanantaram, Ranong

Wat Upanantaram, is a pagoda and chedi located in the southern province of Ranong, Thailand. Inside the shrine there is a monastery, located in the middle of a hill. Ranong is located on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula, south of the Kraburi River, the boundary river between Thailand and Burma. Adventure in ThailandAdventure Continue Reading

Phra Prang Sam Yod (Monkey Temple), Lopburi

Prasat Phra Prang Sam Yod (พระปรางค์สามยอด) or “Monkey Temple”, is a Khmer-style temple located in Lop Buri, Central Thailand. The temple comprises 3 “prangs” linked to one another by a corridor. During the reign of King Narai the Great, the complex was changed as a Buddhist temple. Previously inside and actually outside, the temple hosts Continue Reading

Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat, Phitsanulok

Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahatat Woramahawihan (วัดพระศรีรัตนมหาธาตุ), commonly called by the inhabitants as Wat Yai, is located in the city of Phitsanulok, Northern Thailand. Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahatat enshrines Thailand’s second most famous Buddha image, the Phra Phuttha Chinnarat, also commonly referred to as Phra Buddha Chinnarat, and it is famous throughout Thailand for Continue Reading

Wat Phutta Mongkhon Nimit, Phuket

Wat Phutta Mongkhon Nimit is a beautiful Buddhist temple in Phuket City, Thailand. The temple is located at Dibuk Road, on the north edge of the Phuket Old Town. Photos courtesy of Eustaquio Santimano. © www.adventureinthailand.com Adventure in ThailandAdventure in Thailand offers a different view from the traveler: sometimes wild, with wide-open beaches, blue waters Continue Reading

Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, Lampang

Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, in Thai วัดพระธาตุลำปางหลวง, is a Buddhist temple situated in Lampang province, Thailand. The temple was built in Lanna-style, one of the most common architectural styles in Northern Thailand. The temple’s name “Phra That Lampang Luang” translates as “Temple of Lampang’s Great Buddha Relic”. “Phra That” means Buddha relic, Lampang, is Continue Reading