Wat Mangkon Kamalawat

Wat Mangkon Kamalawat, Bangkok

Wat Mangkon Kamalawat
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Arm Pasakorn
Kanchanaburi, Thailand4 contributions
Chinese New Year 64
Mar 2021 • Family
On Chinese New Year, my family and I went to visit this place. They traveled from Kanchanaburi after having finished paying homage to their ancestors and traveled all the way to here. and have done many activities together within the family This year's Chinese New Year, even with the covids, we're all here happily together.
Written October 22, 2021
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😊Aii Burstein 🍀🌸
Vienna, Austria2,853 contributions
Important Chinese Temple in Town
Feb 2021 • Friends
Wat Mongkon Kamalawat known as Wat Leng Noei Yi was built 1871 in a classic Chinese architectural style, as Mahayana Buddhist temple in Bangkok. It's the largest Chinese Buddhist temple in Bangkok and most important not only for people in Thailand. It hosts celebrations of a number of year-round events including Chinese New Year, and the annual Chinese vegetarian festival.
It's located in the district of Pom Prap Sattru Phai in the city's Chinatown, beside the Charoen Krung Road. Easy to get there with public transport MRT, at the "Wat Mangkon" station.
Written February 20, 2021
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freefireman
Vienna, Austria2,335 contributions
Very beautiful temple in chinatown - must to see
Dec 2019
The Wat Mankon Kamalawat (Temple of the Dragon Flower), located in the Charoenkrung Road, is the largest and most important Chinese Buddhist temple in Chinatwon, which was founded around 1871. The temple is very large and divided into many rooms, all of which are very beautiful and designed in the typical beautiful red and gold style of Chinese temples. There are numerous containers in each room for sacrificing the mandatory incense sticks.
The temple was built in a classic Chinese style, with typical curved tiled roofs, decorated with animal and flower motifs, including the ubiquitous Chinese dragons. The Ubosot houses a gold-colored Buddha image in the Chinese style of representation above an altar, where religious ceremonies are also performed.
The main entrance to the Viharn is flanked by four large guardian statues in warrior costumes, two on each side. Around the temple there are shrines that are dedicated to a variety of Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian deities and depict all the important figures of the local Chinese faith.
At the back of the temple are three pavilions, one dedicated to the Chinese goddess of compassion, one to the founder of the temple, Phra Archan Chin Wang Samathiwat, and one to Saint Lak Chao.
In the temple there is a gallery of very beautiful gilded Buddha images. In the courtyard in front of the main temple there are several smaller shrines, including an oven for the ritual burning of paper money and other utensils.
The temple is always very well attended, mostly by locals, but also by interested tourists, because the temple always has a very calm and pleasant atmosphere that creates a very spiritual atmosphere that invites you to linger.
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Written January 8, 2020
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JSTrip_77
Hanoi, Vietnam1,063 contributions
Stunning Chinatown Temple
Sep 2019
A beautiful and colorful attraction in Bangkok's Chinatown area, this is also a working temple attracting many worshippers. I really enjoyed the experience of the colorful decorations and the strong smell of incense. And, just outside of the temple, there are loads of amazing street food options.
Written September 4, 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,851 contributions
Chinese
Jul 2019 • Friends
This is a beautiful old Chinese Buddhist temple. The architecture is Chinese style. You can visit when you come to China town.
Written July 23, 2019
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ash666
Whitley Bay1,394 contributions
Relaxing
May 2019 • Solo
This is right in the middle of Chinatown, 1km walk from Hua Lampong MRT station.
There are lots of small bits but the main hall is very spectacular and I found listening to the monks chanting for a while was very relaxing.
No need to take shoes of, either.
Written May 8, 2019
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JSolitude
Ostend, Belgium1,099 contributions
Gorgeous ornate Chinese-Buddhist temple well worth a visit
May 2019 • Friends
This magnificent ornate Chinese Buddhist temple is often overlooked in favor of the nearby and more famous Wat Traimit (Temple of the Golden Buddha), but when it comes to interior and atmosphere Wat Mangkon is actually far more impressive.
To avoid the crowds of nearby Chinatown it's best to come around 1 hour before closing time.
Written May 2, 2019
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Titus D
Sri Lanka6,909 contributions
Largest Chinese Beautiful Temple Festivals Conducted During Chinese New Year,Mostly has Red and Gold Colour.
Jan 2019 • Friends
It is a large and it is the largest and most important Chinese Temple. It is about 150 years old. Theere is serene atmosphere. Inside is quite neat.
There are festivals mainly vegetable meals , taking place during the Chinese New Year.
Premises is huge and many incredibly beautiful statues. They mostly have Chinese deity colours; Gold and Red. Most constructions are of wood and decorations are of beautiful Chinese style ones.
Written March 11, 2019
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saipan28
Bangkok, Thailand276 contributions
Pretty temple but very very crowded
Feb 2019 • Friends
Located around 20 minutes walk from Hualumpong train station. One of the most important temples for Chinese culture in Thailand.
Written March 8, 2019
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Katie
Sheridan, WY251 contributions
Pretty
Mar 2019 • Solo
Wat Mangkon Kamalawat is the largest and most important Chinese Buddhist temple in Bangkok. It is very pretty, but not as impressive as some of the other temples. Several people were there giving offering of fruit.
Written March 5, 2019
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