If adventure and tranquillity had a middle ground, it would invariably be spiritual tourism – a journey into places charged with serenity and brimming with spiritual vibes waiting to be discovered. And when we speak of spiritual tourism, there’s a land where feelings of calm, peace, and enlightenment seamlessly converge, it is Thailand.
Centrally anchored on an e-guidebook titled ‘Connecting to Spiritual Thailand’, it takes the avid traveller from the ancient, timeless temples of Bangkok to the unique spiritual theme park nestled in Chachoengsao, home to Thailand’s grandest Ganesh statue. This digital guide is a medium seized upon to unlock Thailand’s spiritual treasures to the surge of global interest, as a recent 2023 study from Future Market Insights prescribes a spectacular triple-fold escalation in the sector’s economic value within a decade.
This traveler’s companion, starring ’60 Powerspots’, is a virtual encyclopaedia uncovering tales, revealing the sanctity, and outlining the cultural backdrop of these revered places. It’s a gateway to understand Thailand’s diverse cultural richness and religious ethos, fostering an immersive exploration for wanderers, seers and those for whom travel extends beyond sight-seeing to soul-searching.
While the guide navigates the mystic alleys and sacred landmarks of major cities, it also emphasizes the quieter locations in provincial towns, subtly steering tourism revenue to those regions. Enriched with stunning photographs, user-friendly maps, and intriguing English descriptions, it allows you to strategize your journey while understanding the nuances of the places you visit.
Taste a slice of spiritual Thailand in its diverse landmarks, which includes:
- Bangkok: City Pillar shrine, Erawan shrine, Sri Mariamman temple (Wat Khaek), Naga Phrakanong shrine
- Saraburi province: Time stands still at the Phra Phutthabat temple
- Chachoengsao province: Discover the Ganesh at Saman Rattanaram temple
- Chonburi province: Experience serenity at The Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya
- Pathum Thani: Dive into history at the Chedi Hoi temple
- Kanchanaburi province: Connect at the Thap Sila temple
- Ratchaburi province: Lose yourself at the Pa Phuttharam temple
- Chiang Mai province: Embrace tranquility at the Phra That Doi Kham temple
- Lamphun province: Step into the ancient world at Ban Pang temple (Wat Kruba Srivijaya)
- Mukdahan province: Pay homage at Ananta Nagaraj(Shrine of the Serpent Grandfather)
- Nakhon Phanom province: Marvel at the Phra That Phanom
- Krabi province: Discover the story behind the Tiger Cave temple
Embark on this journey with ‘Connecting to Spiritual Thailand’ as your guide. Traverse this magnificent land, unveiling its spiritual essence, one landmark at a time.