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The Beauty of Buddhist Temples

Buddhist temples, wherever they're to be found in the world are, almost without exception, strikingly beautiful, and those here in Thailand are no exception. Their architectural beauty comes from the elegant curves and lines that are integral to the design as well as highly ornate and symmetrical decorations.

While some of the more famous ones get quite busy, the vast majority of Buddhist temples, even those in busy cities, are peaceful and serene. Anyone is welcome to wander around and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the well tended gardens and magnificent architectural designs of the temple buildings.

The photo on the left is of one of Thailand's more famous temples. It's Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, which sits atop a mountain (Doi Suthep) just outside of the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. It's easy to reach by public transport and is a popular destination for tourists and Thais alike.

The photo below is an important temple within the old walled city of Chiang Mai, called Wat Chedi Luang. The original chedi dates from around 500 years ago and is still on the site, although partially in ruins.

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The photos below are of chedis. A chedi is designed to house a relic of some historical importance in Buddhism.

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bestwriter wrote on July 27, 2014, 2:34 AM

I suppose beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. While I do say they are beautiful, I have found many others too equally aesthetic.

allen0187 wrote on September 21, 2014, 10:21 PM

Those are wonderful photos! I've always wanted to see these temples in person. Perhaps next summer.