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Worship like a Thai: 10 Famous religious and holy places that most of Thai people believe.

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2020-12-19 14:25:32


There are many beliefs in Thailand that have existed since the old days. It’s true that most Thai people are Buddhists but these Buddhists also have other ways that they think will “give them a boon” to succeed in any aspect of their life; work, love, health and finance. Religious and holy places are usually at the core of festivals in Thailand. They always celebrate festivals in such places by pouring water on the hands of revered elders, by asking for blessings in the Songkran festival and lighting firecrackers in Chinese shrines. Here are 10 famous religious and holy places that most Thai people revere.


1. The Tiger God Shrine (San Chao Pho Suea)

The Tiger God Shrine is a Chinese shrine which enshrines Zhenwu, the god of Taoism. Both Thais and Thai-Chinese come here to pay respect and ask for blessings but most visitors are employers and supervisors such as senior government officers, entrepreneurs, and others who beg for success in their work.

Location: Tanao Rd., Phra Nakhon, Bangkok (Sao Ching Cha)

Open hours: Daily 06.00 am - 05.00 pm



2. Luang Pho Pak Daeng (Wat Phrammani)

If you want to ask for luck and risk-taking in love, this is the holy place where you can ask for those things. This old temple of Nakhon Nayok has an enshrined Buddha image called “Luang Pho Pak Daeng”. Every 1st and 16th of the month are lottery days, so people come here believing that Luang Pho Pak Daeng can help them win the prize. 

Location: Sarika sub-area, Mueng, Nakhon Nayok

Open hours: Daily 06.00 am - 06.00 pm



3. Luang Pho Sothorn (Wat Sothorn Wararam Worawihan) 

This temple has not only the beautiful architecture but also the Luang Pho Sothorn image, which has been respected by Thai people for a long time. People usually come here to ask for blessings that their life will be good.

Location: Wat Sothorn Wararam Worawihan, Mueng, Chachoengsao

Open hours: Mon - Fri 07.00 am - 04.30 pm / Weekend 07.00 am - 05.00 pm



4. Wang Nagin Kham Chanot

Thai people, especially in Northeast Thailand, or Isan, have a belief about nagas named Phaya Sri Suttho Naga Raj and Sri Pathum Naga Raj Devi. People believe that these deities dwell here to protect the area, so people come to ask for good fortune and finance.

Location: Wat Sri suttho, Kham Chanot Forest

Open hours: Daily 06.00 am - 06.00 pm



5. Thao Maha Phrom Erawan 

Maha Phrom (Sanskrit: Brahma) is one of the great gods, Trimurti in Hinduism. He has 4 Vaktras (faces) and each Vaktra has its own direction with its own meaning.

1) The first Vaktra is about work, study and life futherance.

2) The second Vaktra is about finance and property

3) The third Vaktra is about health and relationships

4) The fourth Vaktra is about luck and fortune

People pay respect to all Vaktras for all blessings.

Location: In front of The Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel, Ratchaprasong, Bangkok

Open hours: Daily 06.00 am - 11.00 pm



6. Phra Trimurti

Phra Trimurti or Sada Shiva at Central World is not only well known for its love blessing but a lot of Thai people also pay respect and wish for good work, a good life and good health. 

Location: In front of Central World, Bangkok

Open hours: Daily 06.00 am - 11.00 pm



7. Goddess Uma (Wat Phra Sri Maha Uma Devi)

Another place to wish for love is at Wat Phra Sri Uma Devi which enshrines many Hindu gods and goddesses. Thai people know this temple by the name of Wat Khaek. If you want to be fulfilled in love, come and pay respect here.

Location: Pan Rd., Silom sub-area, Bangrak, Bangkok

Open hours: Mon-Thu 06.00 am - 08.00 pm/ Fri 06.00 am - 09.00 pm/ Weekend 06.00 am - 08.30 pm



8. Santa Cruz Church

This 100-year-old Catholic church was built in the Italian architectural style during the classic and renaissance era, and is located in Kudi Chin village, so people know this church as “Wat Kudi Chin” 

Location: Arun Amarin Rd., Thonburi, Bangkok

Open hours: Mon-Sat 06.00 am - 08.00 pm/ Sun 08.30 am - 07.00 pm



9. Assumption Cathedral

Assumption Cathedral is a renaissance-style cathedral in the middle of Bangkok. Inside, the cathedral is decorated with Fresco murals, marble sculptures and stained glass windows. Because of its beautiful and calm atmosphere, many Thai Catholics arrange to hold their marriage ceremony here.

Location: Charoenkrung Rd., Bangrak, Bangkok

Open hours: Mon-Fri 08.30 am - 05.00 pm/ Weekend 08.30 am - 12.00 pm

 


10. Holy Rosary Church (Wat Mae Phra Luk Prakham)

The highlight of this church is Phra Mae Luk Prakham (Mary and her son) and the body of Jesus sculptures which are wood carvings with life-size portraits and neatly tinged bruises and wounds that look so realistic. Another highlight is The Rose window, a round mirror pasted above every window in the church

Location: Talad Noi sub-area, Samphantawong, Bangkok

Open hours: Mon-Sat 07.30 am - 07.30 pm/ Weekend 08.00 am - 10.00 am

 


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