Majority of Thai is Buddhist and temple is the sacred place for us. We usually go to a temple and sometimes go to 9 temples in a day especially on special occasions such as New Year (1st January), Thai New Year (13th April), or our birthdays.
Visiting temples to pray is one of the ways to make merit for Buddhist. In Thailand, many people do ‘visit 9 temples in a day’. Some people organize a trip by themselves, while some people buy a tour. The most popular one is to visit 9 temples in a day with BMTA (Bangkok Mass Transit Authority) which is available on weekends. Most of the trips are to visit 9 temples in the provinces nearby Bangkok.
Visiting 9 temples in a day sounds a lot, isn’t it? But it is possible. It just needs a good plan. In this post, I am going to share you the name of the 9 famous temples which is not so far from each other and people can visit all of them in a day.
You can start a trip at Wat Saket where you can climb the golden mountain. Then, go to Wat Suthat, Wat Bowornniwet, Wat Chana Songkhram, Wat Phra Kaew, and Wat Pho. All these 6 temples are located on one side of the Chao Phraya River.
Then, cross the river to Wat Kalayanamit, Wat Arun, and Wat Rakhang. All these 3 temples are located on Thonburi side.
If you want to do a day trip to visit these temples in a day, I do recommend you to either rent a car or book a taxi, and start a day early. Do not forget to dress properly; no short pants and sleeveless. Besides, if it is possible, choose a not-so-hot day and prepare drinking water.
Well, this trip is not recommended if you are a slow traveler who wants to spend time at each temple.