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Ornate temple with a gold Buddha statue is one of a must-visit so we can explore our learnings in their culture and religion.
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661 Trai Mit Road, Khwaeng Talat Noi, Khet Samphanthawong, Bangkok, Thailand
661 ถนนเจริญกรุง แขวงตลาดน้อย เขตสัมพันธวงศ์ กรุงเทพมหานคร 10100
a year ago
This temple has the world’s largest solid gold Buddha image.
2 years ago
Drop by the Temple of the Golden Buddha and bask in the marvelous sight of the world’s largest gold Buddha image. It used to be covered entirely with plaster to conceal its real value from Burmese invaders, but the statue was accidentally discovered when it was dropped, which revealed the solid gold underneath its casing. Take a stroll through Bangkok’s Chinatown to find the iconic white-and-gold edifice, which is home to the 15-feet-tall statue made out of 83% pure gold.
6 months ago
Osu Kannon is counted as one of the biggest Kannon statues in Japan. The temple is known for a flea market held on its grounds every 18th and 28th of the month and its neighboring shopping district, “Osu Shopping Arcade.”
6 months ago
The temple derives its name from the Hindu god Aruna,often personified as the radiations of the rising sun. Wat Arun is among the best known of Thailand's landmarks. The first light of the morning reflects off the surface of the temple with pearly iridescence
7 months ago
"Little Patricia then checks upon, a temple religiously known. Her stares are drawn, Where to be, WAT could it be? She said -- There's an inner peace in WAT ARUN, DAWN't stop me, I'll trace Buddhism in the Temple of Dawn." In one of my favorite movies, “Eat, Pray, Love”, Elizabeth Gilbert journeyed into a quest of soul-searching. In order to find tranquility and harmony within herself, she found her way praying in India. Just like her, I want to find my own balance. I want to seek my own escape from the knots and tangles of not knowing myself enough. Perchance, a good emancipation is to be spiritually healed. Through a sojourn in Bangkok’s WAT ARUN, peace wouldn’t be that far miles away anymore from your heart. The temple is known to be the “Temple of Dawn”, and for sure, the temple will give you enlightenment before dawn strikes. It is one of the major temples in Bangkok that houses Buddhism, hence, one can actually meditate here (If there wouldn’t be much people). In this temple, tourists can enjoy climbing up its steep stairs and reach the main prang of the temple. After this strenuous activity under the hot sun, you can see the scenic view of Bangkok and picturesque of Chao Phraya River on the side. So, just like what others say, everything is more worth it with a little sacrifice. Neverthless, you wouldn’t regret having this TEMPLE RUN!
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