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Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat)

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Address: Maha Chai Road | Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
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The Loha Prasat is an amazing building with an iron roof made of 37 spires...

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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The Only Metal Castle in Thailand

This temple is the only Temple in Thailand that made from the Metal. It's walking distance from many great tourist attractions on Rachadamnoen Road. You can also walk to the top... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This temple is the only Temple in Thailand that made from the Metal. It's walking distance from many great tourist attractions on Rachadamnoen Road. You can also walk to the top to see the view of Rachadamnoen Road from a little bit above. The dress code is very important to visit these temples. No shorts or mini skirt allowed and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

To rear of the temple ia an old canal Khang Wat Ratchanatda that runs towards the world war 1 monument and Bangkok National museum. Along the canal tbere are benches where you ca take a rest and let the local ambience soak in. Cross Dinso road into Troc Silp and the area opens up into a local flee market where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Wat Ratchanatdaran Woravihara is located in between Wat Suthat and Wat Saket, so you can cover all three temples in one trip. The best element of this temple is Loha Prasat building, which has several levels where you has many walkways with Buddha images, meditation chairs, all leading to the top level that provides a great 360 degree vista around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Visited hers,as it was in close proximity to other attractions. I was very impressed with the Metal Spires on the outside of the building,plus inside there are several floors you can explore via a wooden spiral staircase. As you explore each floor you will sed a Buddha at the end of every passageway,no matter which way you look.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Quite temple near Wat Saket(Golden Mountain).The entrance fees is 20 bahts.If you climb the stairs in Loha Prasat at the top you will find Buddha tooth.Inside the temple there are chairs for meditation.There is a strange Shin Thiwali(Buddha Disciple)image carrying Umbrella,Bowl and water Kettle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Beautiful scenery at night due to lamp and light along the way. From the street you can see Wat Ratchnatdaram and Golden Mountain showering night lights, I went there during sunset, Special Temple, unique design compare to other temples in Bangkok. The color and format of the stupa is different. The temples is sharp design made from metal.see and feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Good and classical fine art. The gold color of the temple and the black color of the Iron Castle (Loha Prasart) made this place so beautiful .The walk way at the side of the temple with gold window is the good view for taking photos.If you come in the cleared sky day .You will get the fantastic photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Initially we didnt plan to visit this temple, however passing by we decided to check it out and we stayed for good two hours! This place is a gem with no tourists! Beautiful and unique architecture, interactive computerized layout of history and info about this temple, plus amazing view from the top!! Those who have more than one day in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

There is variety of things to view here. Even in the art work on the buildings. The photo opportunities are unlimited here. A nice walk about and very well cared for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Not as majestic nor as imposing and impressive as the more famous wats, this was still my favorite. Each of the levels had different media according to the level of reality it represented. I loved that at one of the top levels there were numerous signs explaining different aspects of Buddhism along with the narrow hallways creating lots of different... More 

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