STORY: “It is so deep rooted in historical culture and things, you realise how important and significant it is for Thailand and Thai women especially,” said 24-year-old Paisley Langton, a tourist from London, England.
"Because in England, we don’t really have clothes like this in our traditional wear. So it’s nice,” Victoria Reign added.
Reviews on social media and trends stemming from Thai historical TV dramas have made the picturesque pagoda-like structures a viral tourist hotspot to take photos in the traditional clothing of the region.
Many Thai traditional clothing rental shops line the streets nearby the temple, offering visitors the chance to wear the dresses and take pictures during their visit to the temple at around 150-400 baht ($4.53-$12) for two hours, depending on the added ornaments and accessories.