Sunday, September 15, 2013

Visiting Temples At Bangkok

One of the comments that I've got before on one of my posts about Dream World Theme Park in Bangkok was that,  "I thought Thailand is just about temples".  Well, it's certainly not but I would say that visiting temples is one of the main things that you shouldn't miss when you're in Thailand.

I am not a Buddhist nor did I study anything about Buddhism but I have high respect for their religion, as this could very well speak of their cultural heritage.  It is an interesting fact that Thailand is one of the interesting places to visit in South East Asia as Thailand is one country rich in culture and it's history is one of a kind.  This is the reason why, we took the chance of visiting their temples during our one week stay there.  Maybe for some, it would just be a boring activity but not for me.  I would love to understand their culture and to start, I would like to understand their faith.

Apart from their religious belief and way of worshiping, what interests me most about their temples is it's architectural designs. Just looking at how the temples were built and designed is already enough to entertain me.  We managed to take some photos of the temples we've visited and these made me admire Thais more than ever.

You have to take off your shoes and slippers when entering the temples and shouldn't be wearing sleeveless shirts and shorts as well.  If you happen to come with that attire, they would still allow you to enter the temples but you have to wear the robe or the "sarong" that they would hand over to you.  Don't worry, it's free to use. :)  They only want to remind the visitors that you are entering a sacred place and it is to be treated with respect. 

A closer shot of the reclining Buddha

Nice architecture and colorful, too :)

The famous temple of the reclining Buddha

Inside the temple

Entrance to Wat Po

The interest about the country's culture has been a driving force for me to visit the many temples throughout Bangkok and Thailand and it's my curiosity that allows me to learn more about the country, it's people and it's culture. 

If I would still have a chance, I would love to visit more of their temples. :)

1 comment:

  1. One day, isang araw.... I will make sure I'm gonna set foot at this beautiful temple. And hopefully magkikita din tayo in the flesh :-)

    Cheers to that!

    Love and hugs always!


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