The Wat Bowon Niwet was built in 1829. There is a very ornate shrine hall and a Buddha image from the 14th century. Here, a number of kings, including HM King Bhumibol, served their time in the monkhood. This is the national headquarters of the Thammayut Buddhist sect. It houses Mahamakut Buddhist University. The main gate opens once a week on lunar observance days and on special events. The ornate gate is finished in gold leaf and coloured glass.
- Open days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
08:00 to 17:00
Bangkok, Talat Yot, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand
- Phone number
+66 (0) 2281 2831-3