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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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This one is different to all the other Wats in Bangkok. Not very crowded and is unique in terms of architecture. Black and white color creates a good contrast which looks great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This one is different to all the other Wats in Bangkok. Not very crowded and is unique in terms of architecture. Black and white color creates a good contrast which looks great even from a distance. Just a 5 minutes walk from the Golden Mount Temple. Definitely recommended.

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a Royal Temple & Monastery. It is located in Rattanakosin (the Old City), near an old fort, City Paraket Phrakan and another amazing temple called the Golden Mount. In the middle, there is a strange structure known as Loha Prasat, which means 'iron castle'. 37 black metal spires offer a strong contrast with the whiteness of the structure.... More 

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Very cool, we were the only ones there! Each floor is themed with a different principle of Buddhism, very lovely place and atmosphere!

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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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