“Holy men tell us life is a mystery. They embrace that concept happily. But some mysteries bite and bark and come to get you in the dark”- Dean Koontz.
Life is an enigma that can be viewed as fragments of imperfect moments precariously paving the way to the perfect one. You do not need to venture into dark and desolate places to unravel something mysterious. Sometimes you just need a change in perspective to uncover the long-hidden truth.
Thailand is one such beautiful place wrapped in its mysteries. It is a rapidly developing country boasting perceptible prosperity. But beyond the glistening cityscapes and sky-high buildings, many mysterious places in this country hark back to the country’s enigmatic past.
Here is our list of the mysterious temples in Thailand for you to explore:
Wat Rong Khun
This is a Buddhist temple in Thailand’s Mueang Chiang Rai province. The reputed temple is famous as the “White Temple” of Thailand. The intricate design and unconventional architecture make it an epitome of rich and symbolic artwork.
Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew
This unique temple is located in Khun Han of Sisaket province of Thailand. 1.5 million empty beer bottles embellish the temple’s walls, and the caps of these bottles form the mosaic. Due to this exciting and unique architecture, the temple is also popularly known as the “Temple of a Million Bottles”.
Prasat Mai or Wang Boran
Located in the Pattaya region of Thailand, this temple is commonly called the “Sanctuary of Truth”. Based on Hindu and Buddhist motifs, the temple boasts a wooden structure with several dotted sculptures.
The temple is famous for its distinct sandstone and laterite structure. Located in Buriram of the Isan region of Thailand, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. An interesting fact about Phanom Rungis that it is built around the circumference of a dead volcano.
The next time you plan a trip to Thailand, try exploring these mysterious and remarkable temples and unravel the uniqueness of this country.
Temples Thailand Pick Courtesy, Milei.vencel, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons