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Bang Kung, Bang Khonthi 75120, Thailand
+66 34 760 630
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had two mini-busses of friends who booked a private tour to see the floating market and the railway market at Maeklong. After our tour to the floating market we had time to spare as we needed to wait for a certain timing to see...More

Thank Matthew N
Reviewed September 16, 2018

This small temple is completely enclosed by a tree and yet still operates. Worth a visit including the surrounding figures of martial artists.

Thank Doug N
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Wat Bang Kung was a strange little stop on our tour of Thailand. We exited our boat and were greeted by an area I didn't quite understand that had some vintage cars and planes, a camel, and some other animals. Across the street is the...More

Thank jmguerra591
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Wat Bang Kung (Thai: วัดบางกุ้ง), built in Ayutthaya period, played a large role in the history of Thailand. In 1765, Burmese troops attacked Ayutthaya, moved along the Maeklong river, found and then destroyed the Bang Kung Camp associated with the Wat. In 1767, King Taksin...More

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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

As one of the stops of a local day tour to Amphawa Floating Market. They got toilets which don't charge as opposed to those in some other attractions.

Thank Chuck C
Reviewed April 29, 2018

After the Burmese sacked the city of Ayutthaya in 1767, the Siamese General Taksin gathered an army at this location. The temple was probably built at this time. The Burmese attacked the Siamese army near Wat Bang Kung but were defeated and withdrew in 1768....More

Thank rohansourjah
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

It is a pretty small place with a few sparse buildings. In between buildings are harden soil with no covered shelter, and it gets very hot in the afternoon. It is good for those who come for prayer but not really a place for tourist.

Thank peterpanlim
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

Built towards the end of Ayutthaya period around late 1700’s for memory of battle. The building built to protect the Buddha is covered with roots of four plants - Pho (Bodhi), Sai (Banyan), Krai, and Krang. It’s about 6 km from the Amphawa Floating Market.

Thank Vivian T
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

Very old yet good standing in renovated condition. Best to Visit in the morning when there are not too crowded and too loud. Take time to appreciate what remains from centuries ago.

Thank Danaiya T
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

After the tacky tourist hell of the floating market, the Bang King temple hidden amongst trees is a lovely and authentic surprise.

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November 21, 2017|
Response from Danaiya T | Reviewed this property |
It opens from early morning till 4 or 5 pm.
March 18, 2017|
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Response from Parinya S | Reviewed this property |
That's depend on where will you start your trip. 1. From Amphawa Floating Market - There will be a tourist boat that you can join the tour group. The boat will take you to main attraction along the river including this... More