It’s nigh impossible to visit Thailand without stepping inside a few Wats. They are everywhere you go and some of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in the country so it is well worth checking out a few. Each one is unique, despite them all looking similar, each will leave you with a different feeling as you will have had a different experience. In Bangkok there are some amazing Wats, mentioned in any good guide book, The Grand Palace (Wat Phra Kaew) and Wat Pho are two of the most visited for good reason. However you never have to venture far to find another. In Chiang Mai there is a much higher concentration of Wats, this means you can go on a great walking tour of the city taking in visits to each Wat. They vary vastly across the country and it was interesting seeing how they differed. Some appeared more like tourist attractions whereas others were older establishments and had many resident monks. In many you can also participate in ‘monk chat’ where you can ask the monks questions about Buddhism so that they can practice their English. All are amazing feats of architecture yet I am sure everyone will have their own favourite Wat.