Wat Thai Kushinara Chalermaraj Temple
Situated near Hotel Royal Regency, About 50 mts. from Japan – Sri Lankan Buddhist Centre on Buddha Marg, Kushinagar in the District of the same name, U.P., India
9am-11:30pm, 1:30pm–4pm, opens on all days
Oct-April, Auspicious occasion Buddha Festival on Buddha Purnima (April-May)
ReligiousHow to reach
Hire a cycle rickshaw/ hired taxi/ on foot from the bus stand
This is one of the most beautiful & attractive temples and recently added to the list of temples in Kushinagar. Centrally located, this is one of the most visited temples. The temple is built in typical Thai Buddhist Architectural style. This distinct & splendid temple has a huge complex (on the area of about 10 acres) and houses a massive temple, monastery, garden & health clinic, library and a school. This beautiful temple was designed to be the forest monastery having innumerable trees. It is a true gospel of Buddhism with its oriental style of architecture, miniature gardens, lotus ponds & nurseries. The temple was constructed to commemorate the golden jubilee celebrations of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s accession to the throne of Thailand. The temple was started in 1994, by the donation from Thai devotees. Somdej Phra Yansangvara, His Holiness the Supreme Patriarch of the Kingdom of Thailand, performed the religious inauguration of this Temple on 21st February B.E. 2542 (1999 AD) and opened to the general public in the year 2001. The temple is under the auspices of Wat Thai Bodhgaya, Bihar, Royal Thai Embassy, New Delhi and the Royal Thai Consulate General, Kolkata. Every year thousands of Thai people come down here, rich & poor alike to perform various kinds of services.