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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 Ratchabophit

Wat Ratchabophit

The Wat Ratchabophit is a temple built in the reign of King Rama V in 1869. There is a large chedi housing a Lop Buri-style Buddha image. The temple exterior is Thai while the interiors are European. Many of the building...

Temples & Other Religious Sites Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok

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Wat Ratchanadda (The Loha Prasat)

Wat Ratchanadda (The Loha Prasat)

The Wat Ratchanadda is located across the street from the Golden Mountain in Bangkok. Construction was started in the reign of Rama III in the 19th century but was only recently completed due to the complexity of its des...

Temples & Other Religious Sites Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok

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Wat Suthat

Wat Suthat

The Wat Suthat was built in the early 19th century. The Giant Swing nearby is not used any more, but the frame stands as a reminder of defunct Brahmin ceremonies involving young men swinging to snatch a sack of gold on a...

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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...

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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,
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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 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 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,
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