The Best Temples for Kids

Opening hours: Daily from 08h30 to 16h00.
Admission fee: 20 baht

Wat Suthat is an interesting place for both children and adults. This is an important Buddhist monastery whose construction began at the time of King Rama II and where is housed an attractive statue of the Buddha dating from the Sukhothai period as well as many other things to see.

Inside the monastery grounds, you’ll find a lot of statues of animals. Why not go on a photographic safari and try to guess the names of the different species.

To add a magical touch to your visit, you could tell your children the following tale: Long time ago when there was not yet a city here, just countryside, there were terrible floods in this area. The only building that remained standing was this temple so that many animals came here seeking shelter. A skilful monk sculpted the statues with these creatures as his models.

Around the ubosot there is a group of stone soldiers protecting it. Their calm, gentle smiles are well worth a selfie with them.

By the way, paying homage to the principal Buddha image of this temple, it is believed, makes the worshipper a leader with vision.

Wat Arun, the ubosot. From 4 to 9 years old

Opening hours: Daily from 08h30 to 16h00.
Admission fee: 100 baht

If you don’t want to add a visit to a new temple, you can hang out with your children in the enclosure of the ordination hall of Wat Arun, located next to the prangs (towers). It’s also called ubosot.

Around the beautifully decorated ubosot building, there are numerous stone sculptures as well as dozens of Buddha statues in the ‘subduing Mara’ position, in the cloister.

Here you have a post about this temple (enjoythailand.fun)

According to legend every night, when the temple is empty, the statues come to life and meet for dinner or to celebrate festivals in honour of the Buddha.

At first light of dawn, they turn back into statues.

It’s what happened to that girl just when she was having her photo taken, to that man when he was playing the flute and to his friend, while he was dancing to the music. This other man was thinking about something – but who knows what?
Every morning the monks have to return the statues to their positions before visitors enter here, so that they can walk through the temple.

In case this story does not convince you, you can suggest kids count the Buddha’s statues 😉
There are dozens in the cloister.

Wat Pho

Operating hours: 08h00 – 17h00
Admission fee: 100 baht

Next to the Grand Palace, this is an interesting monastery for several reasons, but its fame is due to the huge reclining Buddha. The large size does not change the spiritual essence of the statue, but children appreciate big things like this. They will also like the row of bowls where they will be able to deposit more than one hundred coins.

Here you have a post about this temple (enjoythailand.fun).

Wat Saket and the Golden Mountain

Opening hours: Daily from 09h00 to 17h00.
Admission fee: 50 baht

The Wat Saket is the fourth and last temple that we recommend and a visit that will show you an aerial view of the city.
It is situated on top of a small hill which you have to walk up. It’s perfect to let kids burn off energy so that they will sleep like a log at night.

The Wat Saket and the Golden Mountain.
The Wat Saket and the Golden Mountain

The views from the upper terrace with the stupa make the climb worthwhile. Besides, Children will be able to hit the bells and gongs placed on the pathway and the terrace.

Here you have a post about this temple (enjoythailand.fun).

The Wat Saket and the Golden Mountain.
The Wat Saket and the Golden Mountain.
The Wat Saket and the Golden Mountain.

Our video about these temples

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Sanam Luang Esplanade

Sanam Luang is an esplanade located just in front of the Grand Palace and it houses the royal ceremonies, as it happens with the Royal Ploughing Ceremony every month of May. For this reason, access is sometimes not allowed.

The lack of shadows makes it not very appealing during the hours of the day when the sun is most active. Nevertheless, in the afternoon it becomes a beautiful grass field in which to enjoy with children, especially toddlers and babies because the grass is neat, so they can crawl with no more risks than usual.

Map of Bangkok with the temples

Temples suitable for kids
Temples suitable for kids
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The Best Temples Suitable for Kids
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The Best Temples Suitable for Kids
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We suggest several temples that are interesting to parents and fun to children. Well located it is easy to include them in the itinerary of visits.
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Manuel Francisco Jalón

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