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Must-visit in Thailand – Wat Ratchanatdaram

With a stunning design that it said to have been derived from metal temples in India and Sri Lanka, the Wat Ratchanatdaram is a Buddhist temple that is located in Thailand.

Wat Ratchanatdaram

Image Courtesy: Prachanart Viriyaraks used under the Creative Commons Licence

Wat Ratchanatdaram was built for Rama III in the early 1800s in honour of the monarch’s granddaughter. The temple is famous for the Loha Prasat, a multi-tiered structure which invites visitors from all over the world. It has 37 metal spires signifying the 37 values that can take one towards enlightenment. At night time, these spires are what makes this temple truly magnificent, for they are all lit up, giving the complex the appearance of a palace.

Behind the compound and well beyond the formal gardens surrounding the temple, stands a popular market which sells Buddhist anklets. These souvenirs come in all shapes, sizes and styles. So, if you want to enrich your travel experience a bit more by taking home more than memories with you, you could always make a stop at this market.

But be sure never to leave Asia without making a trip to this must-visit in Thailand – Wat Ratchanatdaram.

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