Temples and Thai Culture

One of the things that Thailand is most well known for as to be the many beautiful temples all over the country. As a Buddhist country, temples are an important part of Thai culture. In Thai, a temple is known as a “wat”. There are several particularly famous temples that have key aspects of interest, for example:

  • Wat Phra Kaew – The Temple of the Emerald Buddha
  • Wat Arun – The Temple of Dawn
  • Wat Saket
  • Wat Suthat

Although temple architecture in Thailand has seen many changes over the years, all of the temples adhere to the same principles. In Thai culture, temples have two parts –

  1. The Phutthawat (Thai: พุทธาวาส) is the area which is dedicated to Buddha.
  2. The Sangkhawat (Thai: สังฆาวาส) contains the living quarters of the monks.

As a Buddhist country, temples play an important role in Thai tradition. Learn more about these stunning buildings and get the chance to see them for yourself!

If you are visiting Thailand or even if you’ve lived here for a while, taking the time to see the temples is well worth the trip. As such an important cultural artifact, you cannot miss out on your chance to see the temples yourself! Each temple has a different history, as well as different points of interest. This is a great way to quickly learn a lot about Thai culture and Thai tradition.

Perfect for groups of all sizes and ages, this activity is highly recommended if you are interested in the cultural side of Thailand. You will have the chance to explore different temples and learn about each one, enjoying the stunning architecture and design, and admiring the artistry that goes into their construction and design. This is a great way to quickly gain an appreciation for Thai culture and to understand the Buddhist roots of many Thai traditions.