Buddha and the alphorn

A slice of Thai culture and tradition in Swiss suburbia.

This content was published on March 12, 2010

The Wat Srinagarindravararam is the biggest centre of its kind in Europe. It is home to a group of Buddhist monks who offer language and meditation courses together with volunteers. The centre, which is sponsored by the mother of the Thai King, includes a lavishly ornamented temple. Set in an industrial estate in Gretzenbach, 50km west of Zurich, the site attracts thousands of visitors mainly Thai expatriates in Europe as well as Swiss.

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