The intricate wood carvings, the minute paintings, the vibrant and colourful look, the elaborate decorations yet the simplicity makes it one of the most revered shrines. Every year thousands of people, both Buddhists and non-Buddhists come here to see and experience these temples from far and wide places. It is nothing less than a pilgrimage to them.
These temples play a very important role in the life of the Thais. It shapes up their religious and social life. It is their medium to connect to God and protect themselves from the misery of this world. These temples are run and maintained by monks who are highly respected in the Thai society. These monks give up the material world and surrender themselves to the service of god, living life in the simplest way and spreading the message of God. They teach us the virtues of simplicity and honesty. They show us how we can discard all the material greed and live life in the most simplest and fulfilling way.
The temples they live in spread the same message. The spiritual and sacred environment of the temples instils in us a deep sense of gratitude and devotion. The aesthetic beauty of these temples pleases our eyes, the sanctity cleanses our soul and the purity energises us to discard our sinful ways and devote ourselves to spreading the values of love and care wherever we go. The peace and harmony that you experience has no comparison and cannot be bought with any amount of money.