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Address: Sampran a Sampran CH Nakorpthom, Bangkok 73110, Thailand
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Gem of a temple

This temple is a gem of a find. Located in Sampran, it took us nearly an hour to reach. Located near the Police Academy. The building is about 17 storeys high with a dragon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This temple is a gem of a find. Located in Sampran, it took us nearly an hour to reach. Located near the Police Academy. The building is about 17 storeys high with a dragon wrapped around it and spiraling to the top. The entrance is a bit difficult to find but once inside, there are a lot of animal statues... More 

3 Thank nellielim
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Really nice place, not many people around which makes the experience even better! A little bit far from khaosan but you can rent a taxi for the day.

Thank Vanessa P
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Wat Sam Phran is a unique temple with tranquility. It’s not on the tourist map and even a lot of Thais do not know about this temple. It has been neglected for more than 20 years since the head of abbot Bhavana Buddho was sent to jail in 1995. He was sentenced to 160years in jail but according to Thai... More 

11 Thank leerockz
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I was not expecting to visit the temple, much the less I did not know about this place. I was working in Thailand and the day before going back home I was asked if I wanted to go…YES! Got to spend great part of the day here. It is what I had been looking for to fill my very deep... More 

4 Thank Elias C
New Delhi, India
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The place has a unique charm to it. If you are over the top highly expectant of things, its not a place for you. Its for those who take interest when they see nothing that others may find of interest. Dragon attracted me here. I have a special thing for dragons. The people are very nice n amicable. Be subtle... More 

2 Thank SonalGarg
Bangkok, Thailand
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This isn't a tourist attraction. It's not in the centre of Bangkok. It's an beautiful, operational once in a lifetime kind of place. You'll never see anything like it again. Take Phet Kasem Road out of Bangkok and keep going straight for about 40km. It's on google maps anyway. It's so peaceful and quiet and you get the feeling that... More 

10 Thank JSprx
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Wat Samphran is a very interesting temple. It has a huge dragon wrapped around it. I have not seen anything like this in Thailand before. Most unusual. This temple is off the beaten track and not a big tourist attraction, in fact we were the only farang there the day we went. Unfortunately the whole place seems to be a... More 

2 Thank Ann T
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We went to Wat Samphran during our recent trip to Bangkok. The temple is located only about 40 minutes north west of Bangkok, but seems to be widely unknown, as there is very little information about it on the internet and not even our experienced guide knew about it, let alone knew where it was. Thus we went there not... More 

5 Thank fraugast
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

Worth a day trip to see a slightly run down chinese influenced temple with crazy animal buildings and the 17 story building with a dragon wrapped around it. Go on a saturday as we were told you can go to the top only on Saturdays. We went on Friday and were the only westerners there.

2 Thank Parby
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2009

we heard about this temple via web site it has to seen to belive a 300 hundred meter tower with a giant dragon climbing round it . we went there by taxi which is the best way to go as itis a long way out of bangkok . we got there and a nice lady called ubon who i think... More 

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