Open main menu

List of Buddhist temples in Thailand

Wat Phra Kaew, or Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is Thailand's primary and most important temple.

There are a total of 41,205 Buddhist temples (Thai: Wat) in Thailand since last update. This is confirmed, of which 33,902 are in current use, according to the Office of National Buddhism.[1] Of the 33,902 active temples, 31,890 are of the Maha Nikaya and 1,987 are of the Dhammayuttika Nikaya orders of the Theravada school, while 12 are of the Chinese Nikaya and 13 are of the Anam Nikaya orders of the Mahayana school. Two hundred and seventy-two temples, 217 of the Maha Nikaya order and 55 of the Dhammayut order, hold the status of royal temple. Royal wisungkhamasima (Pali: visuṃ gāmasīmā), official recognition of a temple's legitimacy, has been granted to 20,281 temples. The following is a very partial list of Buddhist temples in Thailand:

By classEdit

Royal templesEdit

Special classEdit

First classEdit

Second classEdit

Third classEdit

By regionEdit

Northern ThailandEdit

Chiang MaiEdit

 
Wat Chedi Luang during the yearly Inthakin Festival, Chiang Mai
 
Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, Lampang
 
Wat Phumin, Nan

Chiang RaiEdit

LampangEdit

LamphunEdit

NanEdit

PhayaoEdit

PhetchabunEdit

UttaraditEdit

Northeastern ThailandEdit

Khon KaenEdit

Udon ThaniEdit

Western ThailandEdit

KanchanaburiEdit

* Wat Thamfad

Central ThailandEdit

AyutthayaEdit

 
Wat Mahathat
 
An overgrown sandstone Buddha statue, near the minor chapels of Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya

BangkokEdit

 
Wat Benchamabophit
 
Wat Ratchaorotsaram
 
Wat Ratchathiwat
 
Wat Suthat

Nakhon PathomEdit

Pathum ThaniEdit

PhitsanulokEdit

SaraburiEdit

Eastern ThailandEdit

Southern ThailandEdit

Nakhon Si ThammaratEdit

PhuketEdit

Surat ThaniEdit

Ko SamuiEdit

KrabiEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dhammathai.org, ข้อมูลวัดทางสถิติ, Theravada Buddhism Information Network, retrieved 2008-10-13. (in Thai).

External linksEdit