BOOK: Visiting a Thai Temple
Before visiting one of the top temples in Bangkok, learn a little about what to expect and what to do in a Thai temple.
Although it’s not defined in the Thai constitution as the official religion, with 95% of the Thai population following the path of Buddhism, it might as well be.
Going to a temple, even one of the major tourist sites, can be daunting and intimidating at first. This guide will help you to understand a bit more about this aspect of Thai culture so that you will feel more comfortable on your visit.
This guide includes sections on do's and don'ts in a Thai temple, a brief overview of Thai Buddhist holidays, and a section about "making merit" - accumulating good karma at a temple by participating in certain religious acts.