Wats (Temples) Of Thailand

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Photo of Wats (Temples) Of Thailand by Moha

From spirit houses to temples and more, it is apparent how important the national religion, Theravada Buddhism, is to the Thai people. The religion in many ways affects the everyday life of both Thais and tourists.

Photo of Bangkok, Thailand by Moha
Photo of Bangkok, Thailand by Moha
Photo of Bangkok, Thailand by Moha
Photo of Bangkok, Thailand by Moha
Photo of Bangkok, Thailand by Moha
Photo of Bangkok, Thailand by Moha
Photo of Bangkok, Thailand by Moha
Photo of Bangkok, Thailand by Moha
Photo of Bangkok, Thailand by Moha
Photo of Bangkok, Thailand by Moha

There are some 30,000 Buddhist temples in Thailand. Some of the most well-known temples, or wats, in the Land of Smiles include Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok as well as Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai. Many Thais will spend Buddhist holidays around these stunning, architectural wonders. In addition to being a place of worship and celebration, these temples often house monks, schools, and act as gathering places for locals. Many temples feature markets just outside of their grounds, and Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) even has a massage school on its grounds.

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