The name Lak Si means the fourth milestone. The community here was called Lak Si because of the fourth milestone of Khlong Prem Prachakhon (คลองเปรมประชากร) dug during King Chulalongkorn linking Bangkok toward Bang Pa-In. Lak Si became a district on 21 November 1997, separating from Don Mueang district.
Wat Saket Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan, usually shortened to Wat Saket is a buddhist temple (wat) in Pom Prap Sattru Phai district, Bangkok, Thailand. The temple dates back to the Ayutthaya era, when it was known as Wat Sakae. When Bangkok became the capital, King Rama I renovated the temple and gave it its present […]
Wat Arun, locally known as Wat Chaeng, is situated on the west (Thonburi) bank of the Chao Phraya River. It is easily one of the most stunning temples in Bangkok, not only because of its riverside location, but also because the design is very different to the other temples you can visit in Bangkok. Wat […]
Wat Pho , also spelt Wat Po, is a buddhist temple complex in the Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok, Thailand. It lies on Rattanakosin Island, directly south of the Grand Palace. The temple is first on the list of six temples in Thailand classed as the highest grade of the first-class royal temples. It is associated […]
Wat Duang Dee is located in the historic center of old walled Chiang Mai. The temple was founded in the early 16th century. According to the Chiang Mai Chronicle, a monk of Wat Duang Dee became ruler of Chiang Mai in 1761. This was a short period of independence for Chiang Mai before the Burmese […]
Wat Yannawa is an old Buddhist temple, dating back to the Ayutthaya period, located in the Sathon district of Bangkok on Charoen Krung Road, Bangkok, Thailand. It has a unique junk shaped chedi and viharn built by King Rama III. The idea behind the construction was that Chinese junk was quickly disappearing and the pagoda should show present descendants what it looked like. The temple was known as Wat Khok Khwai during the Ayutthaya era and Wat Khok Krabue during Thonburi and early Bangkok era before the chedi was constructed.