Top 5 Must-Visit Temples in Thailand

Thailand, rightly known as the Country of Smiles is on every traveler's wish list and there is an excellent reason behind it. Whilst it is crowded with tourists who come from all across the world, it is still the liveliest yet the most charming place. 

Starting from the delectable food and amazing night markets to the mesmerizing landscape and the pocket-friendly shopping, A trip to Thailand is a roller coaster ride that is filled with thrill, joy, and excitement. 

When talking about Thailand, one cannot forget to mention the glorious temples. A unique cultural blend of numerous traditions, the country's temples highlight the influence of Buddhism and Hinduism. 

Nitsa Holidays has picked out the best 5 Temples for you to visit on your Thailand Trip Package, all you have to do is dress modestly!

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Chiang Mai is not just known for its charming countryside or the tropical rainforest but it also houses the magnificent Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple. Standing glamorously on top of the Doi Suthep Mountain, this place glitters with the affluence of Buddhism and Hinduism influence in the country. 

Visitors are welcomed by the mythical seven-headed sea serpent and they leave fully submerged in the beauty and history of the temple. 

Location: Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai

Visiting Hours: Daily 7 AM-5 PM

Entrance Fee: 30 Baht/person

Wat Tham Pha Plong

Another magical place in Chiang Mai amid thick jungles is the Wat Tham Pha Plong temple. Standing on top of 500 steps is this breathtaking golden pagoda that’s partially carved into a cave and houses monks and Thai minorities. 

And don’t worry, the 500-step journey will not be as tiring as you think, you will be lost in the lushness of the mountains and freshness of the air! 

Location: Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai

Visiting Hours: Daily 4:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Entrance Fee: Free

Phanom Rung

Built over a dead volcano, originally a Hindu Religious site, dating back to 1000 years is the unique Phanom Rung. A dedication to Lord Shiva and a symbol of Mount Kailash, this temple was later turned into a Buddhist one. The sandstone and laterite structure was restored by the Thai government but the originality remains intact. 

This is a must-visit spot for Indian tourists planning a trip to Thailand.

Location: Chaloem Phra Kiat, Buri Ram

Visiting Hours: Daily 7 AM - 6 PM

Entrance Fee: 100 Baht/person

Wat Phra Kaew

Believed to be one of the most sacred temples of the country, the Wat Phra Kaew is a testament to Thai artistry and tradition. Located inside the Grand Palace, it Includes various structures and houses the magnificent meditating Emerald Buddha. 

Even though you’re not allowed to take photographs inside the complex, you are bound to leave with everlasting memories. 

Location: The Grand Palace, Na Phra Lan Rd, Phra Borom, Maha Ratchwang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok

Visiting Hours: Daily 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Entrance Fee: 500 Baht/person

Wat Rong Khun

Unlike the other golden Buddhist temples in the world, Wat Rong Khun is a white wonderland. A glorious blend of modernism and Thai culture, it’s a spot that you are guaranteed to not find anywhere else. With Murals of aliens, kung fu panda, and even Michael Jackson, this is a must-visit on your Thailand Travel Package.

Location: Wat Rong Khun White Temple, San Sai, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai

Visiting Hours: Monday - Friday [8 AM - 5 PM], Saturday - Sunday [8 AM - 5:30 PM] 

Entrance Fee- 50 Baht

You are confused about which one of these amazing choices to pick from? Don’t worry, Nitsa Holidays will do all the work, you can focus on packing your bags for your trip to Thailand.