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Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat)

Address: Maha Chai Road | Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Loha Prasat is an amazing building with an iron roof made of 37 spires signifying the 37...
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Loha Prasat is an amazing building with an iron roof made of 37 spires signifying the 37 enlightenment virtues of Buddhism. It is listed on wikitravel - http://wikitravel.org/en/Bangkok/Rattanakosin#b, but ought to be available to Trip Advisor visitors.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Loha Prasat is conveniently located to Wat Saket and Wat Suthat, within walking distance. Known as the 'metal castle', it is said to be similar to other temples in Sri Lanka and India. The construction of Loha Prasat began during the reign of Rama III but it was finally completed during the reign of Rama V. The castle is a... More 

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Rumst, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Among all my visits in Bangkok it was perhaps not the most 'spectacular' but for shure the most excetional experience. While just walking on the top floors I feld soo relax and zen... I recommend everybody to try it .In hectic Bangok you feel totally relax !!!Strange but happy feeling !

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A beautiful temple like most temples in Thailand, well maintained, & lovely to see, even if you are not a Buddhist for its artistic value. Well worth a visit.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Just like most of the other temples in Bangkok, beautiful and historic. My girlfriend and I spent an entire day exploring the various temples of the city. Was certainly not disappointed by any of them.

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bandung
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

different with any other WAT / temple. looks masculine and cool. can see Bangkok from the top. Entry Free, but you can donate

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Bad Windsheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great building, extraordinary layout and wonderful quiet! An experience, if you are a little overy-wat-ed!

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This wat has markedly less traffic and I stumbled across a free meditation class for foreigners. You can even do longer stays to follow the monk schedule and donate cash or goods to offset costs. It's beautiful!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Wat Ratchanaddaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat) is unique in its building material for the temple. There were few temple that used metal as its spirals and roofing material. Now the only one left in the world is this Loha Prasat. Even though the roofing and spirals are under renovation and the whole roof structure is under cover but it did not... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

On the street outside the temple entrance are many vendors set up selling amulets. Fascinating place. Lots of monks shopping for their amulets here. Great photo opportunity.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The collections of beautifully detailed temples and the Golden Budda had me enraptured under there spell, a definite must see!

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