5 Places To Know Thailand’s History And Architecture

Post by Uzma Kidwai | Feb 13, 2017

We have talked about bars, beaches, island paradise, and honeymoon destinations in Thailand. But it is not only about this much. While much of Thailand’s highlighted cities are covered with ultramodern skyscrapers, rooftop bars, beaches and rainforested mountains, there’s a part which is studded with incredible cultural and historical sites, including ruins that bounce back hundreds of years.We know that Thailand is the most Buddhist nation on the planet and its past is long and ironic. And the amusing antiquity has gifted some incredible monuments to the present of the country and the world. Believe us, Thailand is a home to some of the most stunning historical and cultural sites among the world.

Many of the cultural spots are temples and palaces. The architecture of Thai temple is unique amongst the Southeast Asian styles. Whether you’re a traveler in Thailand or a resident of the country, there are sites which should be on top of your sightseeing list. It’s time to go back in time, appreciate the history, culture and art of Thailand at these ancient places-

Wat Arun, BangkokIt is one of the most famous landmarks of Bangkok and also one of the few temples that precede the existence of Bangkok. It is best known for its massive prang, Khmer architectural style built a tower on the Chao Phra river bank. 

Wat Rong Khun, Chiang RaiIt is known as the White Temple amongst the foreigners. It is a unique temple that is in white color and use of a piece of glass in plaster, shine in the sun. The color signifies the purity of Buddha, and the glass symbolizes the Buddha’s Wisdom and Teaching.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang MaiWhenever you're visiting Chiang Mai, must see this place. It is under the most sacred temples in northern Thailand. It is often referred as Doi Suthep. You can approach here by stepping 300 stairs surrounded by green trees and guarded by Naga figure and from here you can see the Chaing Mai city.

Wat Chaiwatthanaram, AyutthayaIt is an impressive temple complex in Ayutthaya, an ancient capital of Thailand. The temple was built in honor of king's mother, is the most visited site in Ayutthaya and is located on Chao Phraya River’s bank.

Wat Mahathat, SukhothaiIt is also known as the Temple of the Great Relics and is located almost right in the center of Ayutthaya, one of the most remarkable temples in Thailand and also a home to the meditation center.

Discover the magnificent temples and architect of Thailand and experience few best historical sites of Asia.