Around Thailand

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Thailand has a unique historical and cultural identity. There are local philosophers and local wisdom throughout the land.Thailand has biodiversity and natural and community attractions spread throughout the country.There are a variety of festivals, traditions, and the kindness of the Thai people who welcome tourists from all over the world.

Wat Chalerm Phra Kiat Woraviharn, Nonthaburi

January 14, 2018

WatChaloemPhraKiatWorawiharn is a royal monastery located to the west of the Chao Phraya River. It was constructed under the royal command of King Rama III in dedication to his mother and grandparents who resided in the nearby area. The temple and monastery was only later completed, during the reign of King Rama IV. The intermingling of Thai and Chinese styles in the construction of the temple’s Ubosot (or chapel) offer a peaceful, multi-cultural setting. The Ubosots boast an earthen mosaic roof of natural colors, laid in a Chinese style, and beautiful Chinese mosaics crafted into a striking flower on the upper part of the Ubosot. Inside are colorful murals of falling flowers, door and window panels with lacquered gold leaf designs, gables with raised plaster flower designs, a floor decorated with mirrors, and drawings of lotuses, birds and aquatic animals. On the other hand, coming from a different culture, is a Lanka pagoda and Phra Si Maha Pho PhanPhothikhayastupa dating from the reign of King Rama IV.

Wat Poramaiyakawas, Nonthaburi

January 14, 2018

In 1874, King Rama V presided over the Thot Kathin ceremony in total 4 Mon’s temples. Noticing that the temple is in utterly poor condition, King Rama V ordered the restoration and overhaul of the temple by preserving the Mon’s style in order to devote the merit to his great-grandmother (Krom Somdej Pra Sudarattanarachaprayur) who had raised him when he was young and named the temple “Wat Poramaiyakawas,” which means the temple of great-grandmother.