Probably the first thing someone will notice when traveling to Thailand is the vast amount of temples. We’re talking a lot of temples. The temples, or “Wats”, are holy sites that allow monks and other followers of the Buddha to meditate and pray for blessings or guidance. They vary in terms of “pizzazz” or detail, but you can’t help but stare in awe at all of them. Even the newer, smaller ones that you would find down a dimly lit alley in Bangkok.

Some of the Thai temples we visited had some serious history. Built hundreds of years ago, these amazing feats of architecture are still standing today. The best thing is that, for the most part, they are still filling the same role and providing the same services as they did back then. ♦