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Wat Ratchabophit

Atsadang Road, Bangkok, Thailand
+66(0)2 2223930
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Ranked #72 of 217 Attractions in Bangkok
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The advantage of this temple is you could probably view it by yourself which gives you a chance to really admire the ornate decor plus there's royal mausoleums. Close by Ratchapradit but I couldn't get in there as there was an important ceremony with military brass and everything.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Wat Ratchabop (free entry) is also referred to as the Royal Cemetery, being the location where the ashes of many Thai Royal family members are kept. This temple was built in 1869 during the reign of King Rama V and is located on the east side of the canal, opposite Sanarom Park. The Wat Ratchabop temple grounds are nice to... More 

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Avon, Colorado
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This is an easy walk from the Palace. You see some of real life Bangkok nearby. It is quiet and beautiful. So serene. Not as big as the other big name temples, but it is just as beautiful and it is so peaceful. One of the local folks told me about the meaning of the symbols on one of the... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This most beautiful wat is overlooked by most tourists but is a glorious haven. Although the renervations are not yet fully completed most of the work is now done. The amazing tiles that cover the outside of the building are a joy. The interior is beautiful and the doors inlaid with mother of pearl are equal in quality to those... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

No tourist. Two big Buddhas and very quiet location. Thanks to Hatari for fresh during the prey. Now i must write 100 caracters...bhooo

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Its without a doubt,the splendidly decorated porcelain tiles that draws you, immediately. The central focal point is a Sri-lanka style gilded chedi,whose hight soars 43 m from the terrace. the quartet of Buddhas facing the cardinal points will have you gently transfixed. I liked the 10 door panels and 28 window panels decorated in mother-of-pearl inlay. The mouldings over the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Temples are communal places where lots of things happen. In the tourist top ten temples of Bangkok, it's mostly cameras. As soon as you have to pay an entrance fee, you know that it may be beautiful, but it's no longer a communal place like it should be. In this temple, which is really beautiful in its own right, we... More 

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Sonoran Desert AZ
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

If you love the temples in Bangkok but not the crowds then seek out Wat Ratchabophit in the heart of the Old Town of Bangkok. Stunningly beautiful. We were there in late afternoon and were the only visitors watching the temple light up in the setting sun. So serene and so lovely. Not as spectacular as Wat Pho or Wat... More 

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