Thailand Thailand (formerly called the Siamese kingdom) is famous for its tropical beaches, elephant sanctuaries, misty mountain views, colorful festivals, and shining Buddhist temples. Thai culture makes it a perfect family tourist destination. And where else will children see elephants painting pictures with their trunks! Tips about temples – Buddhism is the main religion in Thailand and temples exist in every village, town and city. Visits to temples are not days on the beach, so there are no shorts or spaghetti tops. Things to know about Buddhist temples: wat phra kaew chedi Wat – A wat is a closed temple complex, with buildings such as chedis, ubosot (chapels for Buddhist images), viharn (ceremonial hall). Wat also functions as a monastery, where monks live. Chedi – Chedi is a pagoda, a […]