Actress and model Sunny Leone's latest trip is special in many ways. That she has skipped the luxury of urban spaces is the main difference between this journey and the earlier ones. The other difference is the choice of her destinations. Instead of five-star malls and top-end resorts preferred by celebrities, Sunny is visiting temples, that too in faraway Thailand.
“One of the many reasons I love Thailand. Temples… small or big, I love them…” says the actress while sharing a photo on Instagram in which she and her husband Daniel Weber are seen conducting rituals at a temple in Thailand. Sunny also says she likes visiting temples with her husband and that she prayed for a great year ahead.
The actress is seen wearing a dark blue full frock with floral prints and sunglasses. Her glamour and radiance are evident in the photo. Meanwhile, Weber is in a black and white combination pants and shirt.
In other photos shared by Sunny, she is at another Buddha temple. Dressed in a black deep neck top and checked pants, Sunny comments that receiving blessings from the Buddhist monk at this temple gave her great satisfaction.
Buddhist temples in Thailand
As per data, there are an amazing 41,205 Buddhist temples in Thailand, a country where 94.6 per cent of the people follow Buddhism. The temples in Thailand have golden-coloured 'stupas' (towers) and are built in the traditional Buddhist style of architecture. The shrines are similar to those in other south-east Asian countries such as Cambodia and Laos, with which Thailand shares cultural and historical relations.
One of the major Buddhist temples in the country is Wat Rong Khun, which is also known as 'White Temple', located at Chiang Rai. Another temple which is a tourist attraction is Wat Phra Si Sanphet, a regal shrine at Ayutthaya. This temple is considered a royal monastery, which makes it different from other religious places in Thailand.
Yet another must-see temple in the country is Wat Pho, where a massive Buddha idol is installed within sacred walls. The idol here is around 150 feet long and the temple complex also houses the first public university in Thailand.
Other notable Buddhist religious places in Thailand include Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew, also called ‘Temple of Million Bottles’; Wat Chantaram, which goes by the name ‘Glass Temple’ and Wat Phra Dhammakaya, a huge Buddhist temple complex near the country’s capital Bangkok.