Wat Rakang Kositaram
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leshy-travel
Bydgoszcz, Poland418 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Wat Rakhangkhositaram Woramahaviharn is a monastery in Bangkok's Bang Noi district located close to the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. The temple was built during the Ayutthaya period (1351-1767). In later years, it was restored by King Taksin (1767-1782) and he named it a royal temple. During the reign of Rama I (1782-1809), a bell was found there and moved to Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). In the old tripitaka hall there are beautiful and precious Thai paintings. In addition, the Tourism Authority of Thailand supported the idea to include Wat Rakhangkhositaram in the "Respect to the Nine Temples" campaign along with other similar places in Bangkok such as: Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, Wat Arun and others. Amazing temple that makes a big impression.
Written March 29, 2023
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BubblesEito
Singapore, Singapore110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
I would like to indicate that it is an interesting temple with lotsa activities going on.

You could ring the bells , par take in blessing and chanting.
Walk around the huge temple property.

They are constructing an additional wing.

You can watch worshippers go about their rituals.
If you are curious you could ask the younger generation and they would be happy to explain briefly what each hall in the temple is doing.

You could donate any amount you wish buy an amulet or two that is from the temple , please do it inside the temple grounds. You will be issued a receipt.

And in the temple grounds you may use 15-30 baht to buy feeding pallets and fresh breads to feed the fishes and doves along the jetty when you arrive and depart.

To me that was the highlight!

You will be amazed by the sizes of fishes and the doves that are huge and people friendly.

Of cos outside the temple grounds are many vendors selling food feedings and some young fishes , eels and turtles . I didn't purchase as I believe that they will be eaten up.

I would say that it is an activity , good will station for the ferry.

I had enjoyed myself and I believe so would you ...
Written November 15, 2015
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miimon
Dearborn, MI22 contributions
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Every times i visit bangkok. I would stop and prayed my respect at this Temple. There is close to my parent and its also closed to my king stay (sirirah hospital). It is very spectacular interior historic temple. The market and river at the front are very relaxed to walk around.
Written December 29, 2014
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John M
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia173 contributions
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Somdej Toh, a famous monk during the olden days of thailand. Also a well respected monk/abbott at Wat Rakang.

If you are wondering who is the founder of Somdej amulets? Its Somdej Toh. Wat Rakang is famous for Somdej Toh. Be sure to get one somdej amulet for all rounder purpose! (Luck, protection, love etc )
Written May 14, 2014
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Brad
Hong Kong, China172,743 contributions
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May 2014 • Couples
Wat Rakang (Temple of Bells) is a second class Royal Temple on the west side of the Chao Phraya river that dates back to the Ayutthaya period.

Here you can see a traditional Thai style temple, wihan hall with a seated Buddha statue as well as an interesting bell in front of the temple. Apparently, a sacred bell was discovered at this temple during the reign of King Rama I. The bell was moved to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha at the Grand Palace and five new bells were provided to Wat Rakang in exchange.

Another interesting thing to see at Wat Rakang is the pier area in front of the temple. Here you will find vendors selling various fish species and baby turtles, which are considered lucky to purchase and release into the Chao Phraya River. If you visit on a busy weekend, you might be around to watch this activity happen a time or two.

You can also purchase fish food (pellets or bread) for 10-20baht, near the pier and feed the massive schools of large catfish that seem to always be around the pier in front of Wat Rakang. This is an impressive sight, seeing thousands of catfish being fed by residents, in search of good luck. There are also tourist boats that stop here so that boat passengers can fish the fish as well.

Overall, Wat Rakang is an interesting sacred temple in this area of Bangkok. However, what we found must memorable was the fish feeding scene and general activity at the pier in front of the temple.

Tip: Wat Rakang is a 15 minute walk from the popular Wat Arun Temple if you are interested in visiting attractions on the west side of the river.
Written May 10, 2014
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Guru Chillaxi
Bangkok, Thailand387 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I've never visited Wat Rakang by boat before, this is my first time. It is very convenient comparing to my past trips via car.
The temple is cleane and well set after major landscape improvement , it was not as crowded as I expected or comparing to Wat Arun, the majority of the visitors were local Bankokians coming to pay a respect to the famous former Abbot who was also held a position as the first supreme patriarch during King Rama the 1st and the other reknown abbot " Somdej Toh" who had a lot of contribution to the kingdom of Siam during King Rama the 4th era.
There is a belief among Thai's that visiting and paying a respect to Wat Rakang ( Rakang in Thai means "Bell" ) , you will be popular and be heard by other on your good reputations.
Overall, like I previously mentioned the temple is a lot cleaner and well maintained.The toilet is up to new standard. Tourist can also walk around the nearby restaurant and theater to enjoy an atmosphere during sunset. It's quite cozy.
Written December 23, 2019
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Dinobb
Singapore33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
For those who wear somdej amulet will want to come here to get their amulet chanting by the monk here, this temple is well known for making somdej amulet.
Somdej amulet bless you wealth, business, good luck, also protect you etc..
When you come to this temple, please remember to buy some bread to feed those fishes and pigeons on your way in.
This will bless you for your kind hearted.
Written October 15, 2017
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JR
Singapore, Singapore158 contributions
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Dec 2015 • Family
This is supposedly a legendary temple that I have been yearning to visit however too many peddlers and touting to a point it make a place of worship becoming a place of commercial transactions... I am utterly disappointed because the history I came to learn of the place is destroyed by opportunist money grabbing individuals.
Written January 2, 2016
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Amnith T
Bongkok15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015
This Temple is very old, almost the same age as Krung Rattanakosin (Bangkok) which more than 230 years. here there is a famous monk named Luang Por Toh. here is 1 of the 9 temples that Thai people visits and pray during New Year day for their good life and lucky through the year. People will donate and bought animals and leave it to the river (eel) or to the air (birds).
Written June 30, 2015
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CKY281
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This temple is the spiritual base of Acharn Toh, an accomplished Buddhist monk credited with many deeds and revered by many Thai Buddhists for the magical amulets.
Be wary of traders trying to sell their merchandise as many visitors have been taken advantage of. To us, the best way to contribute towards the temple and Sangha (Buddhist order of monks and nuns) is putting cash into the donation boxes within the temple premises.
We encourage Buddhists to find peace and serenity in this temple.
We are regular visitors to this temple.
Written August 15, 2014
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