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Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat)

Maha Chai Road | Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
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Ranked #11 of 217 Attractions in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Loha Prasat was one of our favorite attractions in BAngkok because of a truly beautiful architecture and it's serenity.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This structure is all metal on the spikes. Lovely and done very intricately. The temple is in a busy intersection and is surrounded by many other buildings. Though most of the temples in Thailand are simple, this one is pretty elegant.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Passed by this place when I went to see wat saket. The architecture was eye catching bit sad to say that there wrre barely any sign that says what it was. I wasn't sure if it was a tourist spot so I didn't go inside. I just went inside the parking lot to get a good picture of the buildings.... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Wat Ratchanatdaram or Loha Prasat is located very close to the democracy monument. We went there after lunch and had fun looking at the buildings. It is like a collection of a few palaces together forming up as one. Do not miss the coffee from the shop next to it. We found it awesome.

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Kathu, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

If you know that there were only 3 temples of this kind and that the two others are no longer existing, than this is a unique temple in the heart of Bangkok. Not in a very tourstique place but worth the trip.Situtated in the Phra Nakorn district of Bangkok, close to the Makahan Fort. What is so special: the metal... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

There was hardly any tourist beside me, and it was a pleasure to walk along those hallways lined with Buddha statues and even some interesting quotes of wisdom :). You could keep going up the twisted stairway inside as far as it would take you and then enjoy the views of Bangkok from above, and although this is by no... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A beautiful place to visit. Although I lived in Bangkok for a year I never visited before. We did now during a holiday and it really is a miss if you have not visited this. Nice, not overrun with tourists and the building is truly beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Wonderful walking amongst the ancient ruins and trying to imagine how life would have been centuries ago. Very similar to the historic ruins found in Sri Lanka

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Nice place, worth a short stop don't go out of your way tho. Not a must see in bkk much better things to do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I actually loved this place. It was quite and hardly no one else was there but a lovely lady mopping up the slippery floors. It was a great place to learn about Buddhism with a collection of quotes and definitions all around the complex and instructions for mediation. The actual building isn't that impressive, but it was a pleasant visit.... More

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