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List of Buddhist temples in Thailand.

There are a total of 40,717(approximately) Buddhist temples (Thai: Wat) in Thailand.
• Around 34,000 are in current use, according to the Office of National Buddhism.
• Out of 34,000, around 33,000 are active temples, out of which around 32,000 are of the Maha Nikaya, around 2000 are of the Dhammayuttika Nikaya, 12 are of the Chinese Nikaya, 13 are of the Anam Nikaya.
• Two hundred and seventy-two temples, 217 of the Maha Nikaya order and 55 of the Dhammayut order, hold the status of royal temple.
• Royal wisungkhamasima official recognition of a temple’s legitimacy has been granted to 20,281 temples.
The following is a very partial list of Buddhist temples in Thailand:

List of Temples By Class

Royal temples
Special class
– Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram (Wat Phra Kaew), Bangkok
First class
– Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklaram (Wat Pho), Bangkok
– Wat Mahathat Yuwarajarangsarit, Bangkok
– Wat Suthat Thepwararam, Bangkok
– Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, Bangkok
– Wat Rajapradit Sathitmahasimaram, Bangkok
– Wat Rajabopit Sathitmahasimaram, Bangkok
– Wat Benjamabopit Dusitwanaram, Bangkok
– Wat Phra Si Mahathat, Bangkok
– Wat Arunratchawararam, Bangkok
– Wat Ratcha Orasaram, Bangkok
– Wat Sena Sanaram, Ayutthaya
– Wat Suwandararam, Ayutthaya
– Wat Niwet Thammaprawat, Ayutthaya
– Wat Phra Phutthabat, Saraburi
– Wat Yanasangwararam, Chonburi
– Wat Phra That Phanom, Nakhon Phanom
– Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai
– Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Lamphun
– Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat, Sukhothai
– Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat, Phitsanulok
– Wat Phra Pathom Chedi, Nakhon Pathom
– Wat Phra Mahathat, Nakhon Si Thammarat
– Wat Phra Borommathat Chaiya, Surat Thani
Second class
– Wat Chana Songkhram, Bangkok
– Wat Makutkasattriyaram, Bangkok
– Wat Ratchaburana, Bangkok
– Wat Rajadhivas Vihara, Bangkok
– Wat Boromniwat, Bangkok
– Wat Saket, Bangkok
– Wat Somanas Vihara, Bangkok
– Wat Debsirindravas, Bangkok
– Wat Bophitphimuk, Bangkok
– Wat Chakkrawat Rachawat, Bangkok
– Wat Traimit Witthayaram, Bangkok
– Wat Kalayanamitr, Bangkok
– Wat Prayurawongsawat, Bangkok
– Wat Molilokkayaram, Bangkok
– Wat Hong Rattanaram, Bangkok
– Wat Ratchasittharam, Bangkok
– Wat Phichayayatikaram, Bangkok
– Wat Anongkharam, Bangkok
– Wat Chaiyapruekmala, Bangkok
– Wat Suwannaram, Bangkok
– Wat Klang, Samut Prakan
– Wat Songtham, Samut Prakan
– Wat Phaichayon Phonlasep, Samut Prakan
– Wat Khemaphirataram, Nonthaburi
– Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat, Nonthaburi
– Wat Poramaiyikawat, Nonthaburi
– Wat Phanan Choeng, Ayutthaya
– Wat Sala Poon, Ayutthaya
– Wat Borommawong Itsarawararam, Ayutthaya
– Wat Chumphon Nikayaram, Ayutthaya
– Wat Chaiyo, Ang Thong
– Wat Pa Mok, Ang Thong
– Wat Phra Borommathat, Chainat
– Wat Phra That Choeng Chum, Sakon Nakhon
– Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai
– Wat Sattanat Pariwat, Ratchaburi
– Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram, Samut Songkhram
– Wat Khongkharam, Phetchaburi
– Wat Maha Samanaram, Phetchaburi
– Wat Thammikaram, Prachuap Khiri Khan
Third class
– Wat Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
– Wat Suan Dok, Chiang Mai

List of Temples By Region

1. Northern Thailand
Chiang Mai
– Wat Chedi Luang
– Wat Chet Yot
– Wat Chedi Liem
– Wat Chedi Luang
– Wat Chiang Man
– Wat Lok Moli
– Wat Mahawan
– Wat Padarapirom
– Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai
– Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep
– Wat Phrathatsrijomtong
– Wat Suan Dok
– Wat Tadorn
– Wat Aranyawiwake
Chiang Rai
– Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong
– Wat Phra Kaew
– Wat Phra Sing, Chiang Rai
– Wat Phra That Lampang Luang
– Wat Phumin
– Wat Phra That Chae Haeng
– Wat Suan Tan
– Wat Chang Kham
– Wat Phaya Wat
– Wat Nong Bua
– Wat Khung Taphao

2. North-Eastern Thailand
Khon Kaen
– Wat Phra That Kham Kaen
Udon Thani
– Wat Kham Chanot

3. Western Thailand
– Tiger Temple

4. Central Thailand
– Wat Mahathat
– Wat Bang Nom Kho
– Wat Chaiwatthanaram
– Wat Choeng Tha
– Wat Lokayasutharam
– Wat Mahathat
– Wat Maheyong
– Wat Na Phra Men
– Wat Niwetthammaprawat
– Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
– Wat Phra Ram
– Wat Phanan Choeng
– Wat Phutthai Sawan
– Wat Ratcha Burana
– Wat Suwan Dararam
– Wat Worrachettharam
– Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon
– Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit
– Chedi Phra Sri Suriyotai

5. Bangkok
– Wat Benchamabophit
– Wat Anongkaram
– Wat Arun
– Wat Benchamabophit (marble temple)
– Wat Bopitpimukh
– Wat Boromniwat
– Wat Bowonniwet
– Wat Chaiyaprukmala
– Wat Chakkrawadrajawas
– Wat Chanasongkhram
– Wat Chinorasaram
– Wat Dusidaram
– Wat Hongratanaram
– Wat Hua Lamphong
– Wat Intharavihara
– Wat Kanlayanimitr
– Wat Mahathat
– Wat Mangkon Kamalawat
– Wat Mongkhutkasat
– Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen
– Wat Pathum Wanaram
– Wat Phichayayatikaram
– Wat Pho (Wat Phrachetuphon)
– Wat Phra Kaew
– Wat Phra Srimahathat
– Wat Pichaiyat

6. Wat Ratchaorotsaram
– Wat Prathoomkongkha
– Wat Prayoonwongsawat
– Wat Rakhangkhositaram
– Wat Ratchabopit
– Wat Ratchaburana
– Wat Ratchanadda
– Wat Ratchaorotsaram
– Wat Ratchathiwat
– Wat Ratchapradit
– Wat Ratchasitaram
– Wat Ratchathiwat
– Wat Saket (Golden Mount temple)
– Wat Sommanat
– Wat Suthat the Giant Swing
– Wat Suwannaram
– Wat Thammamongkhon
– Wat Thepsirin
– Wat Thepthidaram
– Wat Traimit
– Wat Yannawa

7. Nakhon Pathom
– Wat Bang Phra
– Wat Phra Pathom Chedi
– Wat Srisathong

8. Pathum Thani
– Wat Phra Dhammakaya

9. Phitsanulok
– Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahatat Woramahawihan
– Wat Chulamani
– Wat Nang Phaya
– Wat Ratchaburana
– Wat Chedi Yot Thong
– Wat Bunglam
– Wat Grung See Jayrin
– Wat Laemphrathat
– Wat Sam Ruen
– Wat See Bun Mayiga Ram

10. Saraburi
– Wat Praputtabat
– Wat Tham Krabok

Southern Thailand
– Wat Chalong
– Wat Phra Thong
Surat Thani
– Wat Phra Boromathat Chaiya
– Wat Phra Karn thakhanon

Best time to visit / climate

• Thailand is largely tropical.
• It’s hot and humid all year around with temperatures in the 28-35°C range (82-95°F).
• From November to the end of February, it doesn’t rain much and temperatures are at their lowest.
• From March to June, Thailand swelters in temperatures as high as 40°C (104°F).
• From July to October, although it only really gets underway in September, tropical monsoons hit most of the country.

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How to get there?

1. By Plane
• The main international airports in Thailand are at Bangkok and Phuket.
• Both are well-served by intercontinental flights.
• Practically every airline that flies to Asia also flies into Bangkok.
• International airports are also located at Hat Yai, Krabi, Koh Samui and Chiang Mai.
• Kuala Lumpur and Singapore make excellent places to catch flights into these smaller Thai cities.
• The national carrier is the well-regarded THAI Airways with Bangkok Airways filling in some gaps in the nearby region.
• Bangkok Airways offers free internet access while you wait for boarding to start at your gate.
• Chartered flights from and to Thailand from international destinations are operated by Hi Flying group.
• They fly to Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui and Udon Thani.

2. By Road
• Cambodia – six international border crossings.
• The highway from Siem Reap and the temples of Angkor via Poipet to Aranyaprathet
• Laos – the busiest border crossing is at the Friendship Bridge across the Mekong between Nong Khai and the Lao capital Vientiane.
• It’s also possible to cross the Mekong at Chiang Khong / Huay Xai, Nakhon Phanom /Tha Khaek, Mukdahan / Savannakhet, and elsewhere.
• Vientiane / Udon Thani.
• A bus service runs from the Morning Market bus station in Vientiane to the bus station in Udon Thani.
• The cost is 80 Baht or 22,000 Kip and the journey takes two hours.
• The Udon Thani airport is 30 minutes by Tuk Tuk from the bus station and is served by Thai Airways, Nok Air and Air Asia.
Malaysia and Singapore driving is entirely possible.
• Main crossings between Thailand and Malaysia are Padang Besar (Padang Besar) and Sadao (Bukit Kayu Hitam) in Songkhla province, Betong in Yala province, and Sungai Kolok in Narathiwat province.
• There are regular buses from Singapore to the southern hub of Hat Yai.

3. By Train
Thailand’s sole international train service links to Butterworth (near Penang) and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, continuing all the way to Singapore.

4. By Ferry
• It is possible now to travel by ferries in high season (Nov-May) from Phuket and island hop your way down the coast all the way to Indonesia.
• This can now be done without ever touching the mainland, Phuket (Thailand) to Padang (Indonesia).
Islands en route:
– Ko Phi Phi
– Ko Lanta
– Ko Ngai
– Ko Mook
– Ko Bulon
– Ko Lipe
– Langkawi
– Penang

Some Travel Books about Thailand

Lonely Planet Discover Thailand Thailand PhotoMazing Thailand

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at wikitravel.org
Hotels at tourismthailand.org
Hotels at gothailand.com

Blogs / Sites about Thailand – List of Buddhist temples in Thailand

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