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As Buddhists, Thai people are tolerant of all religious beliefs and as a consequence, there are a number of functioning Christian churches in Thailand. While Portuguese missionaries in the 16th century were unsuccessful at converting the Thai population, the Thais did not restrict foreigners from practicing their own religion and as western settlers established themselves in Thailand over time, a number of beautiful churches were built by them in order to worship their god.
Built in 1491, Wat Phra Si Sanphet was the only temple located inside the compound of the Grand Palace, without resident monks—which is the original idea when King Chakri built the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, a n...
Wat Ratchaburana was built upon a sad story of brothers fighting against each other. It was built by the order of King Borom Rachathirat II (Chao Sam Phraya) on the ground site where his two brothers, Chao Ai Phraya and ...
Located in front of the Grand Palace, this ancient temple was built in the reign of King Borom Rachathirat I to enshrine the holy relics of Lord Buddha. One highlight here is a small ordination hall where a head of a bud...
According to the history, the temple was built in 1369 in the reign of King Ramesuan. The temple was ldamaged and left abandoned after the collapse of Ayutthaya. Its main feature is a well-proportioned prang (Khmer-influ...