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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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Description: 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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Wat Ratchanatdaram was our favorite temple in Bangkok. Even though the top 2 floors are still under renovation, the first three floors are a great place to visit and relax. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Wat Ratchanatdaram was our favorite temple in Bangkok. Even though the top 2 floors are still under renovation, the first three floors are a great place to visit and relax. The temple next to the main building also holds a large Buddha statue and nice paintings. The design of the Wat is quite unique - it is akin to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The temple features a unique layout, with its wiharn and ubosot joined by a circular courtyard, at the center of which stands a gilded chedi. The golden chedi (43m high) is covered with orange-coloured tiles and on top of the chedi, there is a golden ball. There is a relic of Buddha inside and the chedi was built in Sri... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We arrived at around 12noon on 26 Mar and have the temple all by ourselves. Free admission. Unfortunately the top 2 floors are under renovation so we could not walk all the way up for a better view of the city. We can only walk to the first 2 floors to see dozen small Buddha statues. However, the temple itself... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

An incredible place, where you can meditate and walk at the same time, admiring dozens of Buddha statues. A temple to relax and enjoy. No admission fee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This place is under renovation till feb 2016 so could not visit inside. We were asked to pay entry fee outside and inside which was total waste as we were not allowed to enter due to renovation. Deposit and some amount needed for a wrap skirt incase of inappropriate dress. We could only enjoy Tender coconut. We need to take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Amid the Mad place of Khao san this is so peaceful.Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat) is a sacred Buddhist temple built by the King Nangklao (Rama III) in 1846 for his niece - Mom Chao Ying Sommanus Wattanavadi. Aprt from being sacred, the temple’s claim to fame is its iron roof called Loha Prasat. The roof is 36 metres high... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Right now there is a huge scaffolding around the palace so the normally nice view is obstructed. But the inside is still as interesting as ever before. Really to be recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We were supposed to visit Wat Pho temple but ended up in here. It was a fun visit after our scam tuk-tuk ride. Entrance is free.

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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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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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