3 Temples

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Full Day : 3 Temples : Three Colorful Thai Monasteries

EXPLORE OUR CULTURAL ROOTS, THE STRENGTH OF THE THAI IDENTITY
SEE HOW THE SMILING FACES AND THE WORDS “NO PROBLEM” (MAI PEN RAI)
REMAIN SINCE THE 12th CENTURY SUKHOTHAI PERIOD, JOIN US AND EVALUATE THE RESULTS OF HAPPINESS AS WE KEEP WALKINK ALONG THE RIVER OF LIFE TOWARDS NIRVANA

A cultural full day tour to understand and experience the mentality, humanity,
beauty and serenity of Buddhism, the principal religion in Thailand

For this tour program we selected the 3 best local sights to represent aspects from 35,000 Thai monasteries all over the country by the paths of Aranyavasi (Forest Temple: The Individual Meditation Practicing Purpose) and Kamavasi (Urban temple : Social Servicing Purpose)

Trip Duration – Full Day (08:30 – 17:00)

Morning Session
Paya Naga Raj Temple The school of Meditation: Aranyavasi. Nestled in isolated limestone caves and cliffs on a green tropical forest mountain chain. Climb up 200 steps and ring the bell along the way up to the Buddha’s cliff and enjoy the magnificent panoramic evergreen view. Learn about meditation techniques and Thai monastery Guidance. Practice the method of Breathing, Sitting and Walking Meditation in the cave to understand “The sound of Silence”.

Bang Riang Temple 100 years old Kamavasi monastery established in 1911. Visit Sancavas Arena at the foothill to see the gold guilds decoration of the main chapel, the monk residence, principal Buddha’s image Vihara (Pavillion), Luang Pu Tuad Vihara (Nation Wide Noble Sacred Monk) and Belfry Tower. A road leads up to a mountain summit at approximately 800 meters, there we visit Buddhavas Arena, an enormous 25 meter sitting Buddha image erected on the evergreen mountain as well as the Chinese Style standing statue of Kuan Im Avalokitesara (Future Buddha); participate in the Monk’s Rope Offering Ceremony. Learn about the principal teachings such as the four noble truths, three characteristic rules, Sensory Perception etc.

Luncheon Break: Local Thai restaurant, tasteful authentic Thai food

Afternoon Session
Suwannakuha Temple (Kamavasi) was built in the Ayuddhaya period (Late16th century), this temple played a role as an Aranyavasi (School of Meditation) until the period of King Rama 5th. During King Rama’s journey to Malaysia around the 18th century, his procession stopped inside a cave where meals were prepared for his majesty the king and his followers. Nowadays it is the area behind a 15 meter reclining Buddha on the temple ground. In 1959 King Bhumibol ( Rama 9th) and Queen Sirikit had been here as well as king Rama 6th,7th and 8th ; on the cave wall you will find engraved the Royal Emblem of each king. We also find the Standing Buddha Image in the attitude of serenity and many more different styles of Buddha Images

Bringing: sun protection, camera, mosquito repellent, comfortable shoes
Include: entrance fee, activity fees, roundtrip transfers, local guide, lunch
Price: adult:
child:
2,250 Baht – about €50
1,400 Baht – about €30

 

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