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  • Wat Arun

    1. Wat Arun

    Thonburi | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    If this riverside spot is inspiring at sunrise, it's even more marvelous toward dusk, when the setting sun throws amber tones over the entire...Read More

    Wat Arun
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  • Wat Phra Kaew

    2. Wat Phra Kaew

    Old City | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    No single structure within the Grand Palace elicits such awe as this, the most sacred temple in the kingdom. You may prefer the simplicity of...Read More

    Wat Phra Kaew
  • Wat Traimit

    3. Wat Traimit

    Pom Prap Sattru Phai | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The temple has little architectural merit, but off to its side is a small chapel containing the world's largest solid-gold Buddha, cast about...Read More

    Wat Traimit
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  • Erawan Shrine

    4. Erawan Shrine

    Pathumwan | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Completed in 1956, this is not a particularly old shrine by Bangkok standards, but it's one of the more active ones, with many people stopping...Read More

    Erawan Shrine
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  • 5. Fertility Shrine at Nai Lert Park

    Pathumwan | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Hundreds of phalluses, from small wooden carvings to big stone sculptures decorated with ribbons, place this shrine honoring the female fertility...Read More

  • 6. Wat Benjamabophit

    Dusit | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built in 1899, this wat is a favorite with photographers because of its open spaces and bright, shining marble. Statues of the Buddha line the...Read More

  • 7. Wat Mangkorn

    Pom Prap Sattru Phai | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Unlike most Bangkok temples, this one has a glazed ceramic roof topped with fearsome dragons. Neng Noi Yee is a Buddhist shrine, but its statues...Read More

  • Wat Po

    8. Wat Po

    Old City | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The city's largest wat has what is perhaps the most unusual representation of the Buddha in Bangkok. The 150-foot sculpture, covered with gold...Read More

    Wat Po
  • 9. Wat Saket

    Old City | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A well-known landmark, the towering gold chedi of Wat Saket, also known as the Golden Mount, was once the highest point in the city. King Rama...Read More

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