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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Samut Prakan

Samut Prakan is a separate province to the south east of Bangkok City. It is pronounced Samut Prargarn. By car you can use the old Sukhumvit Road and also Highway Number 303 to get there. The distance is only 29 kilometres to Samut Prakan town. Ancient City (เมืองโบราณ mueang boran), ☎ 0 2323 9253, 0 2709 1644, 8AM-5PM, daily. Has scaled replicas of buildings […]

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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 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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Bangkok Riverside and Temples

A journey along Bangkok’s river and to the temples along side of it. Visiting the Grand Palace and Wat Pho.

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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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Bangkok’s Holy Redeemer Church

Although at first glance Bangkok’s Holy Redeemer Church just looks like your typical Thai-Buddhist-style temple, if you enter you’ll find worshippers praying to another God. Inside is actually a Christian chapel, with a fine golden statue of The Lord Jesus Christ – rather than Buddha – at the end. The impressive church has stood on […]

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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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Wat Pra Keaw – Bangkok

Wat Pra Keaw Bangkok Raised high on a series of platforms, no one is allowed near the Emerald Buddha except HM the King. A seasonal cloak, changed three times a year to correspond to the summer, winter, and rainy season covers the statue. A very important ritual, the changing of the robes is performed only […]

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