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Chiang Rai is the capital of Chiang Rai province in Northern Thailand, where 12 young football players and their coach went missing after setting out to explore a cave. Far from the beaten tourism track, the city is home is several impressive Buddhist temples. Is it worth a visit?
Buddhism is the dominant religion in Thailand, and Buddhist temples are scattered across the kingdom. Nai Yang Temple is one of 29 Buddhist temples located in the Southern Thai island of Phuket. The nearby Proud Phuket offers hotel guests a chance to visit the temple.
Asalha Bucha usually falls in July and marks the beginning of Buddhist Lent in Southeast Asia, a three-month celebration during which monks remain inside their temples as much as possible, while avoiding unnecessary travel.