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Wat Bowonniwet Vihara

Phra Sumen Road | Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakho, Bangkok, Thailand
+66 2281 2831-3
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Very moving.....

While you sit in the temple, a very present calm washes over you. The Buddha is incredibly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jkarr11
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Park Ridge, Illinois
Interesting

It was interesting to see so many devout people praying and giving homage to their religion. very... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
annec97757
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Palm Bay, Florida
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Phra Sumen Road | Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakho, Bangkok, Thailand
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"beautiful temple"
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"golden buddha"
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"khaosan road"
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"important temple"
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"rama ix"
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"wall paintings"
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"main hall"
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"late king"
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"prayer hall"
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"khaosan area"
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"thai temple"
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"thai wings"
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"tuk tuk driver"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While you sit in the temple, a very present calm washes over you. The Buddha is incredibly beautiful but the entire "alter" with the 5 servant Buddhas circling around the main Buddha is equally as awe-inspiring. Very peaceful, very calming. Just gorgeous.

Thank Jkarr11
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

It was interesting to see so many devout people praying and giving homage to their religion. very crowded

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

I enjoyed looking at all of the large statues. Everything was well kept and you were able to get close up and view.

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Entrance free! Nice temple, very colorful, quiet. One of the most famous temples in Thailand and close to khaosan.

1  Thank Gabriella H
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

The Golden Buddha is amazing to see in person. The Temple is very clean and well kept! Go early to avoid crowds and the heat.

Thank TwoAdventure
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Wow. Amazing temple. So beautiful. We went on city temple tour and this was a highlight. Go there, its worth it.

Thank Joan W
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

Like most temples, you need modest clothing to visit. This was not as crowded as other spots so we were able to get some nice up close viewing of the statue.

1  Thank JH_10999
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

Fabulous Lord Buddha temple. Statue is looking more beautiful in golden color. Nice peaceful environment,

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

This is a temple I could have done without. I didn't feel like I saw anything special visiting this temple. If you are short on time, you are okay to miss this one.

Thank Amy S
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

I was able to view lots of different places using the hop on hop off boat! going to see this is a must. on the tour

Thank Eric T
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The entrance statues are temple guardians that prevent demons,devils and other things from entering the temple.The dripping black paint can be symbolically translate into that they could be blood thirsty in protecting the... More
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