Wat Phra Dhammakaya

Wat Phra Dhammakaya, Khlong Luang

Wat Phra Dhammakaya
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Priyanath Lokubaranige
Colombo, Sri Lanka23 contributions
Relaxing Place
Jan 2020
Visit this temple during my last trip to Thailand. I really like their meditation center. Well organized place. Please make sure to fully dressed in white color.
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Priyanath Lokubaranige.
Written December 28, 2020
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Philithai
Bruges, Belgium36 contributions
Impressive temple north of Bangkok
Mar 2020 • Solo
The free guided tour. The impressive buildings. The friendliness of all. Take skytrain or Metro to Victory monument. North of the circle take the bus 29 north till Bangkok University, where it's a 10 minute taxi ride to the entrance of the temple. Not much travel guides mention this place.
Written October 25, 2020
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Harr0ld
Brisbane, Australia66 contributions
Amazing complex with excellent guides
Aug 2019
Went to Wat Phra Dhammakaya having a good google idea of what it was about.Both my wife and myself were totally astounded ar the size and dedication of the temple.
This has all the reminders of a future Ankorwat.We went to the visitors section and were given a tour by a young lady called "Pat" who explained the aims and plans of the organisation without trying to indoctrate or gain donations.
set up to perfect meditation it has appartments blocks for monks,other blocks for volunteers plus a Buddhist University with a study program including The Pali Language.The main temple area has been built not only to last 1000years but also to cater for one million devotees.
WOW is an understatement.
You will need to take a taxi to get there,we dressed in all white but if needed thet will supply white clothes for the tour.
We were offered a basic meditation session with a teaching monk which was very heart warming and beneficial.
Allow at least 2 hours ideally 3 hours,ed were there 4 hours and as you can read thougerly enjoyed it.
Written August 6, 2019
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KHSim9
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia56 contributions
Relaxing and Informative Visit
May 2019 • Friends
Four of us went on 12May in the afternoon,checked in at the foreign visitors centre,changed into their white uniform and went on a tour in their truck with English speaking Pia explaining in details about the temple complex and its history.It dispel all the negatives we heard in the press and comes out appreciating what a wonderful job they have done for the temple .Even my friends are keen to donate to put a Buddha statue on the gigantic certiya, something I did decade ago on advice of my Thai friend.Will come back again and attend one of their many meditation classes.
Written May 12, 2019
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Heidi
Oulu, Finland51 contributions
Nothing like I expected
Apr 2019 • Solo
I came here to attend Earth Day celebration all the way from Bangkok. I planned to spend all day here after seeing activities to do like alms giving ceremony, mass meditation, lunch offering, curtain drawing for the world's first Tripitaka chapel and candle ceremony at evening. However, when I arrived I just had a brief and rushed tour. I wished to attend meditation and see the buildings from inside but instead we just looked at them from afar. There was very little people. I expected it to be packed like in the photos. After the quick tour they already had taxi waiting for me. I wish I could have explored the temple area and joined the activities. Unfortunately I got an impression that I wasn't very welcome since I couldn't stay there to attend the ceremonies.
Written April 22, 2019
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nich
1 contribution
Ignore the Thai media
Jan 2019 • Family
Ignore the Thai media, it is a must visit place for me in Thailand. They offer free drink, free meal, free tour with NO ENTRY FREE. The size of the temple is gigantic but it is spectacularly clean. The meditation is great, I felt peace and calm. Had a chance to be there during newyear where the have a big alms giving on the 1st of Jan. the temple was filled with great and positive vibes.
Written April 13, 2019
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Michael P
5 contributions
Best temple in the world
Nov 2018 • Solo
This place is a must to visit,here you can find the peace inside yourself, and so many helpful and smiling faces are ready to help you.
Written February 1, 2019
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rayThailand
Bangkok, Thailand13 contributions
Nice unique place
Oct 2018 • Friends
Very friendly people, they accept all tourists. Nice English staffs.

English reception staff.
Search ‘ WDCReception ‘ on Facebook, Twitter and make appointment with free super friendly staffs.

Take BTS train from Chit Lom (E1) to last station such as Mo Chit - Chatuchak (N8) ( as of 2018 ), then take taxi. This is the best way for 2018. Next 2 years they will have closer train station.
Written October 13, 2018
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Sherry S
3 contributions
Not a Tourist Destination
Aug 2018 • Friends
My group stopped here because it was on the way to Ayutthaya. We didn't realize how big the place was, and we were required to take a 1.5 hour tour. Two lovely ladies accompanied us on the tour and explained much about the religion, but since none of us were interested in the religion or meditation, it was a bit pointless for us. Although the buildings are impressive, it is not worth it to stop here unless you are truly interested in the religion or meditation classes they offer.
Written September 1, 2018
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Mark D
Maasmechelen, Belgium64 contributions
Impressive
Apr 2018
Impressive big hall and meditating centre. Place has not much to do with a traditional Thai Wat (temple). The building is huge and modern, nice to view. Not much worth traveling for a lot.
Written August 28, 2018
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