List of Buddhist temples in Thailand

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

There are a total of 40,717 Buddhist temples (Thai: Wat) in Thailand as of 31 December 2004, 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 class[edit]

Royal temples[edit]

Special class[edit]

First class[edit]

Second class[edit]

Third class[edit]

By region[edit]

Northern Thailand[edit]

Chiang Mai[edit]

Wat Chedi Luang

Chiang Rai[edit]

Lampang[edit]

Lamphun[edit]

Nan[edit]

Phayao[edit]

Phetchabun[edit]

Uttaradit[edit]

Northeastern Thailand[edit]

Khon Kaen[edit]

Udon Thani[edit]

Western Thailand[edit]

Kanchanaburi[edit]

  • Wat Thewasangkharam

* Wat Thamfad

Central Thailand[edit]

Ayutthaya[edit]

Wat Mahathat

Bangkok[edit]

Wat Benchamabophit
Wat Ratchaorotsaram
Wat Ratchathiwat

Nakhon Pathom[edit]

Pathum Thani[edit]

Phitsanulok[edit]

Saraburi[edit]

Eastern Thailand[edit]

Southern Thailand[edit]

Phuket[edit]

Surat Thani[edit]

Ko Samui[edit]

Krabi[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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