Meditation & courses in Thailand

Buddhism was introduced into Thailand from Sri Lanka, and currently nearly 95% of the population is Buddhist. Theravada is the predominent school, though beliefs are often mixed with folk religions. Mahayana Buddhism is also practiced in Thailand, though it is mostly confined to Thais of Chinese ancestry. Since the 1960s, many foreigners have trained at monasteries in Thailand, and […]

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Chiang Mai Temples

There are more than 300 temples in Chiang Mai and its outskirts, with a dozen stand-outs of historical or architectural significance within walking distance of each other. Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai exhibit a mixture of Lanna Thai, Burmese, Sri Lankan and Mon architectural styles that reflect the varied heritage of Northern Thailand. Though certain […]

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Temples Pattaya

Ban Sukhawadee (บ้านสุขาวดี), 219 Moo 2, Sukhumvit Rd, ☎ +66 38 223-536(-9), M-F 08:30–18:00, Sa-Su, hols 08:00-18:00. This is the residence of Dr. Panya Chotithewan. Visitors can enter the house to pay respect to the Bodhisattva Kwan Yin, to see the spacious conference room and the roof. 300 baht/adults, 50 baht/children.  Buddha Hill (เขาพระตำหนัก หรือ เขาพระบาท Khao Phra Tam Nak), (between Thap Praya Road and Phratamnak […]

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Mae Hong Son

Trekking – one of the main reasons for tourist to go to Mae Hong Son is to go trekking in the surrounding mountains and visiting hilltribe villages. Nearly every guest house offers tours. There are also many other tours on offer. Su Tong Pae Bamboo Bridge (Bamboo Bridge), Ban Kung Mai Sak (15 minutes north of the city of […]

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Songkran (Chiang Mai)

Chiang Mai is a destination many tourists come to for the Songkran holiday. Just picture tens of thousands of men, women, and children roaming the streets armed with water pistols, water cannons and buckets of icy cold water searching for their next victim for four days. People walk around in the crowds, drive around the […]

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Chao Mae Tubtim Shrine

There are Literally hundreds of penises (phalluses) – from small wooden carvings to big stone sculptures that stand ten feet tall and decorated with ribbons – make this shrine quite unique. It honors Chao Mae Tubtim, a female fertility spirit. Women visit this shrine when they are trying to conceive, leaving offerings of lotus and […]

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Wat Phra Yai Temple

On the very top of Pratumnak Hill, between Pattaya and Jomtien Beach, you can’t fail to notice an enormous 18 metre tall Buddha popping up through the trees. This Big Buddha – the largest in the region – is the highlight of Wat Phra Yai, a temple built in the 1940s when Pattaya was nothing […]

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Wat Ratchanaddaram (Loha Prasat)

Bangkok has no lack of majestic temples, all more elegant and impressive than the next, but some really stand out with their unique architectural identity. Despite being quite near Khaosan Road and next to the well known Wat Saket, the superb Loha Prasat is not often talked about. Also called the ‘Metal Castle’, Loha Prasat […]

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Erawan Museum – Samut Prakan

A huge, three-headed elephant statue standing upon an equally gargantuan pedestal is the first, and last, thing you see when visiting Samut Prakan’s Erawan Museum. It’s a splendid, towering beast: 250 tons in weight, 29 metres high, 39 metres long, and cast in a pure green-hued copper. From conception to completion it took almost ten […]

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Wat Pathum Wanaram

Wat Pathum Wanaram in central Bangkok, walking distance from Siam and Chidlom BTS Stations, was built at a time when the area was only accessible by khlongs (canals) and rice fields were the surrounding views rather than skyscrapers and shopping malls. The temple presents traditional Thai-Buddhist architecture in all of its glory, with the large […]

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