Buddhist Temples in Thailand

Buddhist Temples in Thailand

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. There are a total of 40,717 Buddhist temples in Thailand as of 31 December 2004, of which 33,902 are in current use, according to the Office of National Buddhism. Of the 33,902 active temples, 31,890 are of the Maha Nikaya and 1,987 are of the Dhammayuttika Nikaya orders of the Theravada school, while 12 are of the Chinese Nikaya and 13 are of the Anam Nikaya orders of the Mahayana school. Two hundred and seventy-two temples, 217 of the Maha Nikaya order and 55 of the Dhammayut order, hold the status of royal temple. Royal wisungkhamasima, official recognition of a temple's legitimacy, has been granted to 20,281 temples.show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135894080
  • 9786135894080