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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 258 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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Tokyo, Japan
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Fantastic building. Must make a visit to see yourself. You can see the building here but you only can see the structural in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. See it in the evening if you can

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Bangkok, Thailand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This Wat is just past the Golden mount going down the main street towards the Grand palace on the left. It spires are very unique for a Wat and the color scheme is also different. If you climb up to the top part of the Wat it gives you a great view looking down towards Democracy monument not to mention... More

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London, United Kingdom
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159 reviews 159 reviews
111 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I was allowed into the complex with only short and a teeshirt. Although a good experience you are not allowed to climb the central tower no any of the corner ones (open spiral metal staircases). The central tower is covered in scaffolding. Note that The Temple of the Golden mount is only about 12 minutes walk away and far higher.... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This temple is nearby Ratchadamnoen Road. The main point of this Temple is Loha Prasat that is the third of this kind of building in the world but only one can exist. you can walk up to the top of the building to see the relic of buddha and see the sceenery of Bangkok

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

A fabulous tranquil space in the middle of Bangkok - very quiet, few tourists. All the family loved it, and the construction really does demonstrate Buddhism and help you to understand it more. Good but low key exhibition throughout and fantastic views from the roof. One of those places you wonder whether to review or not, because a huge part... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We were so glad we took the trouble to see the temple , well worth the trouble and heat , a spectacular site , reccommended

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This temple has 37 spires which is unlike any other wats. The elegance of this temple can even be admired from afar. It is located not far from Wat Saket (Wat Golden Mount) along Maha Chai Road.

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Gold Coast, Queensland
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

A very unusual temple that many people seem to miss,pity, as it is simply put, magical.. Let yourself wander through each of the floors and absorb the many proverbs and teachings of the Buddha that are hanging everywhere... Each floor is reached by a lovely spiral stairacse that opens up onto yet another floor of devotion and tranquility.. I was... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

The architecture is very different from other temple complexes and well worth a visit. Close by are the royal pavilion and the fortress. When I went earlier in the morning I was the only one there and so I could take my time looking around. Put this one on your list of things to see!

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Seattle, Washington
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Skip all the crowds and head to peace, beauty, and information. The circular wood staircase is beautiful. There is a walking meditation floor and a sitting meditation floor. There is information throughout the Building to soak up as much information as you want. This is a one of a kind building. The breeze on each floor as well as the... More

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