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List of Buddhist temples in Thailand


List of Buddhist temples in Thailand

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 1
    • Royal temples 1.1
      • Special class 1.1.1
      • First class 1.1.2
      • Second class 1.1.3
      • Third class 1.1.4
  • By region 2
    • Northern Thailand 2.1
      • Chiang Mai 2.1.1
      • Chiang Rai 2.1.2
      • Lampang 2.1.3
      • Lamphun 2.1.4
      • Nan 2.1.5
      • Phayao 2.1.6
      • Phetchabun 2.1.7
      • Uttaradit 2.1.8
    • Northeastern Thailand 2.2
      • Khon Kaen 2.2.1
      • Udon Thani 2.2.2
    • Western Thailand 2.3
      • Kanchanaburi 2.3.1
    • Central Thailand 2.4
      • Ayutthaya 2.4.1
      • Bangkok 2.4.2
      • Nakhon Pathom 2.4.3
      • Pathum Thani 2.4.4
      • Phitsanulok 2.4.5
      • Saraburi 2.4.6
    • Eastern Thailand 2.5
    • Southern Thailand 2.6
      • Phuket 2.6.1
      • Surat Thani 2.6.2
        • Ko Samui
      • Krabi 2.6.3
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

By class

Royal temples

Special class

First class

Second class

Third class

By region

Northern Thailand

Chiang Mai

Wat Chedi Luang during the yearly Inthakin Festival, Chiang Mai
Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai
Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, Lampang
Wat Phumin, Nan

Chiang Rai







Northeastern Thailand

Khon Kaen

Udon Thani

Western Thailand


  • Wat Thewasangkharam

* Wat Thamfad

Central Thailand


Wat Mahathat


Wat Benchamabophit
Wat Ratchaorotsaram
Wat Ratchathiwat

Nakhon Pathom

Pathum Thani



Eastern Thailand

Southern Thailand


Surat Thani

Ko Samui


See also


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

External links

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