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248 Phra Sumen Road | Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here expected to pay a fee as you do for most temples. To our surprise entry was free and it was just as beautiful. We got to see many Buddha's and even saw a ritual taking place with the monks. It truly was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TheWreyfords
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can combine citing Khao San Road and Wat Bowon Niwet temple. The golden top is visible from long distance. It is just hundred meter from east end of Khao San Street.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Soko37
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a Most interesting place... The budha is gold plated seems. More than a temple the place is a center of photography for visitors

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was the first temple we visited in Bangkok so obviously we were very impressed. As with most temples in Bangkok, there were people worshiping there when we arrived. Not only is the temple beautiful, but there are beautiful views of the city from the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Travelhappylady
Reviewed January 6, 2019

This is a more relaxing and calm temple to visit while in BK. It has one of the largest sitting Buddhas in Thailand and many locals come to worship here. We saw a monk lead a group of children in prayers and it was very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RoyStormer
Reviewed January 4, 2019

This another of the great temples in Bangkok. This has a big buddha that is beautiful. A worthwhile visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jdcoach
Reviewed January 1, 2019

We have visited the temple and this has given us nice experiance and satisfaction. very clean, well maintained and beautiful place to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Not too many tourists and more "locals" which made the experience better. Many of them praying and you were allowed to join them should you wish. Quite an experience and a must if in Bangkok

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pricolist1
Reviewed January 1, 2019

The temple has so gorgeous architecture, fusion of ancient Thai and Chinese architecture. The Buddha statues also beautiful Thai statues but not the fusion one.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ltp_BKK
Reviewed December 31, 2018

the temple has a big golden buddha and must visit. do keep quiet inside as a lot of local pray and use the place for worship.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from kinglear13 | Reviewed this property |
The demon at the gate is kind of the guardian goddess that local could pray and ask for help. The help which local ask for help could be win the lotto, success on the business deal , pass an exam, etc. In the old day When... More
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As a part of an 8 day trip to HKG-BKK-SIN I am planning the middle 3 days in HK. What are the highlites I should do? This is some planning I've got so far, I dont know if I missed really huge and big things or if I could skip some less interesting thing as I got a feeling my current planning is rather heavy. So I am open for advice: Tuesday: 11pm: arrival at airport and straight to hotel Wed (though I might want to shift some thing to the next days as this seems a rather...More
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Hi Pieter Your itinerary is very brave. Bangkok is hot and humid (depending on when you plan to visit it may also be rainy). Most of the places you intend to visit will be open to the elements. So the heat will sap you. You need lots of rest in between your visits. I did not visit many places on your itinerary so cannot comment more. Regarding the hotels, Bangkok is fairly cheap when it comes to hotels in comparison to HK and Singapore. So your budget should get you a 5* hotel (1...More