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Wat Phra Khaew
The Temple of the Emerald Buddha
The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Khaew is the main tourist attractions of Bangkok
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Bangkok

Wat Pho - Wat Chetupon
The Temple of Reclining Buddha
This large and extensive temple neighbours the Grand Palace enclave on Thai Wang Road and contains a gigantic gold plated Reclining Buddha some 46 meters long and 15 meters high with Inlaid mother of pearl soles. The temple is also regarded as the first centre of public education and is sometimes called 'Thailand's first university'.
Bangkok
Bangkok

Wat Benchamabophit
The Marble Temple
Located on Si Ayutthaya Road, this unique marble temple was constructed during the reign of King Rama V. It employs European ecclesiastic details, such as stained glass windows, and contains a superb cloister collection of bronze Buddha images.
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Bangkok

Wat Arun
The Temple of the Dawn
This famous Chao Phraya riverbank landmark diagonally opposite the Grand Palace, is best known for a porcelain encrusted 79 metre central pagoda which sparkles in the sun. The temple can be reached either by Arun Amarin Road or by boat from Tha Tian Pier near Wat Pho.
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Bangkok

Wat Mahathat
Temple of the Great Relic
This old temple was built in the reign of King Rama I. Located on Na Phrathat Road near Thammasat University, the temple houses Mahachulalongkorn Buddhist University, one of the two highest seats of Buddhist learning in Thailand and also offers meditation classes for foreigners.
 
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Bangkok

Wat Suthat
Located on Bamrung Muang Road, this temple is noted for its superb 19th century murals in the main chapel.
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Bangkok

Wat Traimit
Temple of the Golden Buddha
Located at the end of Chinatown's Yaowarat Road near Bangkok Railway Station, this temple houses an ancient solid gold seated Buddha image of the Sukhothai Period, three metres in height and weighing five and a half tons.







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Bangkok

Golden Mount and Wat Saket
Wat Saket's major feature is the Golden Mount, dating from the 1800s. A Lanka-style chedi on the top contains relics of Lord Buddha and offers a panoramic view of historic Bangkok.









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Bangkok

Wat Indravihan
The standing Buddha image
Located on Wisutkasat road, this temple is well known for a huge standing Buddha image called Luang Pho To. The image, built in the reign of King Rama IV, is 32 metres tall and 10 meters wide.

Information

Opening Hours:
Daily from 08.30 to 20.00
Attraction Type:
Buddhist temple (Wat)
Address: 114 Wisutkasat Road
Sub-District: Bangkhunphrom
District: Phra Nakhon District
City: Bangkok 10200
Admission Fee: Free Admission
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Wat Bowon Niwet
This temple is located on Phra Sumen Road in the Bang Lamphu area. Built in 1829, it is the shrine-hall of Phra Phutthachinnasi, a very beautiful Buddha image which was moulded in about 1357. This is one of the most important temples of Bangkok, whose one-time chief abbot was King Rama IV before he ascended the throne.





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Bangkok

Wat Ratchabophit
The temple is located on Fuang Nakhon Road near Wat Pho. Built by King Rama V in 1869, it was in keeping with tradition that each monarch constructed a temple to mark his reign. The temple is a mixture of local and western styles, showing an awakening interest in new ideas and a desire to experiment with them.





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Bangkok

Wat Rajaburana
This temple is located at the foot of the Rama I Memorial Bridge on the Bangkok side. Built in the late Ayutthaya period by a Chinese merchant.









Source: Tourist Authority of Thailand

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