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Whats in a Wat

A look at the Temple structures in Thailand with images

So I am sure many people have heard of Wats, be it Thailand (the land of many Wats), or Cambodia, Burma, Laos or any other Buddhist worshipping countries.

Actually “Wat” is the word for a Buddhist temple (= a place of worship) or monastery (= a building in which monks live and worship).

Having spent a few years here in Thailand, and also having photographed many hundreds of Wats, I thought it would be interesting to share what I have found out about them and show you examples of the buildings inside the Wat complex.

We will explore structures such as Stupas, Viharns,Ubosot, and Sala’s. I hope to give them a bit more enlightenment to their names and uses and maybe a little bit of history.
Learn alll the things you wanted to know about Wats here in this link - https://true-travels.com/2019/01/27/whats-in-a-wat/


Posted by TheJohnsons 00:10 Archived in Thailand Tagged sky architecture water tower monument culture temple religion history traditional travel cambodia thailand lake tree buddhism jungle bangkok tomb sunrise building famous angkor beautiful heritage wat dusk buddha stone old tropical tourist unesco religious buddhist reflection asian asia thai ancient tourism reap landmark hinduism khmer siem archeology civilization ruin thom

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