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5 temples where you can find peace within yourself

5 temples where you can find peace within yourself

Do temples fascinate you? Do they help you find peace thanks to its ambience, serene nature, and surroundings? Our Lastminute.com travellers suggest 5 cities where you can live out your very own vision of temple run. Maybe in Wat Phra Kaew in Thailand or Angkor Wat in Cambodia, choose these exotic and tranquil spots for your next solo vacation. 

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1. Bangkok, Thailand Temple of the Emerald Buddha(Wat Phra Keaw) is home to the most important Buddha statue in Thailand

Lastminute.com reviewer Andrzej says, "Saw all the temples and museums. The weather was great and food amazing."

Lastminute.com reviewer Stefano adds, "I love Bangkok. You have to stay in the old town and just wander around, full of wonders. temples are fantastic. Wat Phra at night is amazing and free. "

Lastminute.com reviewer David says, "Loads of temples, boat tours and many things to do. Can relax with a massage or sightsee."

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2. Koh Samui, Thailand See Guanyin, the goddess of compassion and mercy at Wat Plai Laem

Lastminute.com reviewer shares, "It was monsoon season so I only had 5 out of 10 sunny days. However, I crammed in local Thai street food markets, temples, beaches, boat Ttours, massages, cocktails, lookout points, walks, shopping and ate as much Thai food as possible!"

Lastminute.com reviewer Kirstie shares, "We did a full day safari trip where we were taken to a mountain top, several Buddhist and Chinese temples as well as a visit to the mummified monk."

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3. Udaipur, India Jagdish Temple for its detailed carvings, art and sculptures

Lastminute.com reviewer John adds, "1. Yes the food was incredible. Particularly the dalh makhani . 2. Yes all temples visited. Jain temple was the most beautiful and divine. UPRE best restaurant."

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4. Siem Reap, Cambodia Angkor Wat is not to be missed and staying there till the evening for the surreal sunset!

Lastminute.com reviewer adds, "We did a day trip to Angkor Wat with a local Tuk driver for $15, he took us to several temples and waited for us to walk around each one which was great. He even made sure we were at Angkor Wat for sunset. "

Lastminute.com reviewer Penpitcbbb says, "The weather was hot and lovely. Everyone is friendly and the locals are amazing. I made loads of friends out there and didn’t want to leave! It’s such an amazing place there. The temples and food are wonderful. "

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5. Chiang Mai, Thailand The famous Wat Suan Dok Buddhist temple Reeves a visit!

Lastminute.com reviewer Joseph shares, "Honestly, just get an MRT stored value card, a decent tourist map and just wander. Arabic Quarter (Haji Street), Little India and Chinatown are all great to explore and full of temples and markets. Don't miss out on the Asian Civilisations Museum, too. Very hot and humid! The local food is amazing - check out hawker centre food courts for good value local food (some of it even Michelin starred!  "

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