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Wat Samphran

Address: Sampran a Sampran CH Nakorpthom, Bangkok 73110, Thailand
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Ranked #165 of 420 things to do in Bangkok
Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 

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New Delhi, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 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 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 

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18 attraction reviews
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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 

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3 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.

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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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