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Wat Ratchabophit

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Address: Atsadang Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Phone Number: +66(0)2 2223930
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Exquisite architecture

Beautiful temple with exquisite porcelain art decoration. If you love mosaic and porcelain art, you are in the right place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2016
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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Currently during renovation which is pitiful but still, beautiful inside the main building. リノベーション中なのが残念だけど中は綺麗。 There is ashes of Rama 5 King ラマ5世の遺灰もある。 建物の中はヨーロッパの影響あり。 The decoration inside the architecture seem to have influence from western world. Beautiful decoration inside. 蝶番の細工も細かくて綺麗だ。

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful temple with exquisite porcelain art decoration. If you love mosaic and porcelain art, you are in the right place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

We found this charming temple just opposite out Hotel (Fueng Nakorn). What a good luck! Essentially it is a local temple but as usually is the case in Thailand it is more of a monastery with numerous beautifully decorated buildings, some open to visitors; so long as you are dressed and behave appropriately that is. Given the number of temples... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

This is another Buddhist Temple here. This is basically a local temple. Mostly locals here.A few tourists going past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I got there just in time for the evening prayer and it was so amazing: over 50 Buddhist monks and about 10 locals were chanting. They were kind of surprised to see me there (I'm a white Orthodox :)) I managed to meditate for the first time in my life. I was really wondering how that feels like. I even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I have been to thailand for 8 years now. This is the best temple i have been in long times. The monks are really nice. We talked to them for about an hour. No tourist here. Walking distande from the palace

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Well worth the visit if you love seeing and hearing about the history behind these buildings stunning architecture, could see again and again

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a royal Wat built for King Rama V and has less visitors so is nice to visit for its peace and tranquility. The pillars and walls are covered with beautiful coloured glazed tiles and the doors are inlaid with mother of pearl. A beautiful temple with impressive architecture, its worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A magnificent example of temple architecture in the heart of Bangkok - designated as one of the royally-sponsored temples.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The temple is a place of worship of the Buddhist religion. Here you can see the beautiful ornaments of the temple, the building with beautiful architecture, and one of them is gold plated roof.

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Banglamphu
While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok, it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.