Temples in Thailand
are over 31,200 Buddhist temples
spread around Thailand. In Thai we call them wat. They
are grouped into two main groups: temples which are permitted to
carry out religious functions, and those which are used only for
living quarters for monks.
Temples are classified
into two main categories: Royal Temples and Common Temples. The
Royal Temples were either built by royalty or came under their sponsorship.
In Thailand, there are about 200 Royal Temples though there are
only six of the highest grade. These are:
Phra Pathom Chedi, Nakhon Pathom Province
Phra Buddhabat, Saraburi