Wat Arun, Bangkok

Wat Arun, Bangkok

Wat Arun, also known as Temple of Dawn, is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. Wat Arun is among the best known of Thailand’s landmarks. Although the temple had existed since at least the seventeenth century, its distinctive prang (spires) were built in the early nineteenth century during the reign of King Rama II.

The Temple of Dawn, Bangkok, Thailand


Wat Thammikarat, Ayutthaya, Thailand

Wat Thammikarat, Ayutthaya, Thailand

Ayutthaya is capital to the province with the same name.It was founded in 1350 by King U Thong. It is characterized by the gigantic monasteries, some in ruins. In 1767 the city was destroyed by the Burmese army, which resulted in the colapse of the kingdom. The Ayutthaya historical park is the ruins of the former capital and is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Thanks to Nina.

Wat Thammikarat in Ayutthaya, Thailand