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Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Pra Kaew is near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, which was built in 1782 by King Rama I and served as official royal residence until 1946. Wat Pra Kaew was built in 1897 to house the Emerald Buddha after the capture of ...

Temples & Other Religious Sites Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok

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Wat Pho: The Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Wat Pho: The Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Wat Pho is known as Wat Phra Chetuphon, and as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, an image that depicts the Buddha's passing into Nirvana. The gold-plated Reclining Buddha is 46 metres long and 15 metres high. The ...

Temples & Other Religious Sites Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok

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Wat Pathum Khong Ratchaworawihan.

Wat Pathum Khong Ratchaworawihan.

Wat Pathum Khong Ratchaworawihan is a master-class royal monastery of the Ratchaworawihan type. This is located along the Chao Phraya River Road in Phra Nakhon, near the Songwad Market in Samphanthawong, Bangkok. This te...

Temples & Other Religious Sites Samphanthawong,
Bangkok

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Wat Nang Ratchaworawihan Museum

Wat Nang Ratchaworawihan Museum

Wat Nang Museum is comprised of three major sections: the Villagers' Tools Zone, Buddhist Items Zone and Traditional Medicine Zone, all based on the actual condition of this farming community and its residents whose...

Museums Chom Thong,
Bangkok

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Wat Intharawihan

Wat Intharawihan

The Wat Intharawihan has a Buddha image 32 metres tall and 11 metres wide. Construction of this image started in 1867 and was completed in 1927, spanning the reigns of King Rama IV and King Rama VII. The topknot of the i...

Temples & Other Religious Sites Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok

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Wat Devaraj Kunchorn Voraviharn

Wat Devaraj Kunchorn Voraviharn

Wat Thewarat Kunchorn Worawiharn was originally a civil temple built during the Ayutthaya Period and called Wat Samor Khraeng. During the reign of King Rama IV, it was adopted as a third class royal temple and given ...

Temples & Other Religious Sites Dusit,
Bangkok

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Wat Chana Songkhram Jed

Wat Chana Songkhram Jed

The Wat Chana Songkhram is an ancient temple built in the Ayutthaya period, also called Na Klang.

Temples & Other Religious Sites Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok

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Wat Bowonniwet Vihara

Wat Bowonniwet Vihara

The first abbot of the Wat Bowonniwet Vihara was Prince Bhikkhu Mongkut in 1836.

Temples & Other Religious Sites Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok

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Wat Bowon Niwet

Wat Bowon Niwet

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 nati...

Temples & Other Religious Sites Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok

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Wat Borommaniwat

Wat Borommaniwat

Stepping into the ordination hall (ubosot) of Wat Borommaniwat in Bangkok’s Pathumwan district, visitors will be bewildered by the unorthodox mural paintings lining the walls. Wat Borommaniwat is home to Thailand’s first...

Temples & Other Religious Sites Pathumwan,
Bangkok

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