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Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat)

Maha Chai Road | Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
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Ranked #16 of 259 attractions in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I went to see Loha Prasat although it is apparently not as popular as the other tourist attractions. But I loved it! You might not realise by looking at the roof but it is made of metal. That is why it is called the Metal Castle (Loha Prasat). The black colour of the roof contrasted against the white walls and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

These are 1 of the 3 Metallic Castle where left in the world; if i was not wrong the 1st one bulit in India; 2nd is in Srilanka; And These last one are in Bangkok; The castle itself have 5 storey ; Each level has metallic Thai "Chada" headdress rooftop style. Visitor can walked way up for the main Avenue... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

It's located next to Royal pavillion. In the park area, it's a good place to take picture. Temple itself has dark colored roof looking made of steel. Some different feeling from others. We could see monks inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I went here on an auspicious Buddhist day and did the prayers followed by walking around the temple three times. The place was packed with worshipped on this special day in the Buddhist calendar. The temple itself is like a little oasis just of busy roads. It's not overly large but has a nice pool or pond area that is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Loha Prasat (Brazen Palace) is a genuinely unique building found within the Wat Ratchanatdaram temple grounds at Ratchadamnoen Road in Bangkok. We very much enjoyed seeing Loha Prasat and would gladly return to this particular attraction during future trips. Here you will find a 36 metre high building, which features 37 delicately carved and decorated metal spires, each signifying one... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara is the famous temple in Bangkok-ThaiLand. This building is famous for the 37 iron spires that represent Buddhism’s 37 steps of enlightenment

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

he Loha Prasat is an amazing building with an iron roof made of 37 spires signifying the 37 enlightenment virtues of Buddhism.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We are not Bhuddists or in any way particularly religious but this place was special. We wanted something a bit out of the way and not too touristy and we got exactly that. Our tuk tuk was ours for the morning and took us to a few other places as well. The advantage of having a tuk tuk driver is... More

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