I know it sound conflicting but believe me, this is the truth. The temple is a royal temple inside the Grand Palace complex. I believe it was the temple where the King of Siam used to pray. So obviously it is grand. At the same time, the statue of Buddha has a serene gaze and the temple has a very peaceful and calm atmosphere - as if time has slowed down - thanks in part to a prohibition on photography inside the temple - so no flashes to disturb you.
Outside the temple, you can buy the candles, lotus flowers, incense sticks and gold foil to offer to the Buddha if you are religious. If not, well still worth a visit.
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