Holy Writings and Relics

Temples of Thailand

Religious History

The exotic jungles of Thailand have been giving way lately to expand and build modern cities inhabited by people from all over the world. The modern edifices are often in their own area of any given Thai city, and the oldest buildings are left in their own areas to continue with the local lifestyles of the natives. One of the reasons there are so many people from across the globe visiting this country is the variety of religious temples in the cities and countryside. It is not unheard of for someone lost in the jungle wilderness to suddenly come upon a Buddhist temple that has been standing for centuries.

Buddhism is one of the oldest religions in the world, and it has been a part of the Thai culture for many centuries. Their architecture has its own unique flares, and the local materials used in creating them add an extra layer of interest. New temples are still being built, but most people are interested in the most ancient ones that are still standing.

An excellent example of an interesting Thai temple is the ancient Wat Phra That Lampang. While the building is historically interesting due to its inception in the fourteenth century, it is also home to one of the most important religious relics of all time. Exactly one strand of Buddha’s hair has been preserved in this temple for more than a thousand years, and the temple has undergone renovations to keep its ancient look and feel.

Modern temples are often raised within the larger cities, but some of the most ancient ones have been renovated and updated to fit modern standards. Whether a person is seeking a look at the history of religion in this country or they just want an opportunity to feel at peace with the world, a trip through one of the many amazing temples of this country may be just what they are seeking.