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Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, Bangkok

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#12 of 105 in Historic Sites in Bangkok
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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A little off the beaten path, Wat Bowonniwet Vihara allows you to experience the religious and cultural aspects of Thailand. In fact, even the King has spent some time in monkhood here. It is usually not crowded, so you can relax and take your time enjoying the peaceful atmosphere and fascinating architecture that the temple has to offer. Appreciate the intricate details and murals on the walls as well as the ornate golden Buddha statues. Entrance is free, but you will have to take your shoes off, as footwear is prohibited inside. Add Wat Bowonniwet Vihara and other attractions to your Bangkok trip itinerary using our Bangkok itinerary planner.
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  • Wow. This was a totally unexpected find. I didn't really know anything about this temple beforehand, I simply was walking around having an explore when I saw this golden jewel in the sky. Wat... 
    Wow. This was a totally unexpected find. I didn't really know anything about this temple beforehand, I simply was walking around having an explore when I saw this golden jewel in the sky. Wat...  more »
  • Nice temple to visit. Went on Vesak (Bucha) Day - 15 May 2022. Not too crowded. Mostly local Thais going. Recommended temple. 
    Nice temple to visit. Went on Vesak (Bucha) Day - 15 May 2022. Not too crowded. Mostly local Thais going. Recommended temple.  more »
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  • Wow. This was a totally unexpected find. I didn't really know anything about this temple beforehand, I simply was walking around having an explore when I saw this golden jewel in the sky. Wat Bowonniwet is a striking golden colored temple that really stands out. With bell shaped spirals this is one of the unique Bangkok temples. It's not too big but still makes for an interesting exploration. With nice architecture, detailed statues, and lots of alters and structures to look around. It can become very bright here with the reflection of the sunlight, so be careful of your eyes
  • One of the most well known temples in Thailand where many highest ranked monks reside. The main hall is not large, giving a close connection to the big Buddha at th front. The ashes from several previous Kings (Rama 6, 9) were buried under the Buddha statues.

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