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Address: Atsadang Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Phone Number: +66(0)2 2223930

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Free admission into the beautiful temple

We arrived at around 11am on 26 Mar and have the temple all by ourselves. You can take your time and walk closely to the building itself to admire the beautiful decoration. Free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Hong Kong Region, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We arrived at around 11am on 26 Mar and have the temple all by ourselves. You can take your time and walk closely to the building itself to admire the beautiful decoration. Free admission. It is located very near to the Grand Palace and Wat Po, around 10min walk. I have not visited the Grand Palace and Wat Po due... More 

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Varna, Bulgaria
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154 reviews 154 reviews
114 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This temple is well located close to the main attractions of Bangkok (the Grand Palace and Wat Pho). You can think of combining themwith this temple. The prayer hall and the ordination hall are covered in painted ceramics with very interesting, ornate, gilded doors and windows. The interior is European-like. A gilded image of Buddha in meditation pose is in... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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55 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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2,058 attraction reviews
8,741 helpful votes 8,741 helpful votes
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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58 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Amsterdam
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5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
29 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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