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Wat Yannawa

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40 jaroenkrung Rd., Yannawa, sathorn, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
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Reviewed April 16, 2019

This temple was located very close to Saphan Taksin BTS, less than 5 minutes on foot, and was uniquely beautiful. We were there while people was gathering to pour water on the monks on the second day of Songkran - such an amazing experience.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Kiet Q
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

You can find this boat shaped temple near the Sathorn Pier. It was built during the Ayutthaya period. As the city grew so did the temple. The trade between Siam and China kept expanding and by King Rama III’s time the traditional Chinese junk boats...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed August 23, 2018

I am not really impressed by Thai Buddhist temples anymore, I just saw too many. I still admire the beauty of the architecture and the colourful design, but it is not that special anymore when seeing them on a daily basis for a long time....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Wat Yannawa is a temple located along the Chao Phraya River. It’s also located about 5 minutes from the Saphan Taksin BTS station. It’s free to go in. What’s unique about this temple is that there is a boat located inside the complex. The complex...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Good place for mediation. Can come with friends, family and couple for making merit. Have parking space without pay.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

We got the SkyTrain here and walked along the river. The temple is a little different to the rest with its boat shape but still commands respect. It wasn't busy so we sat and prayed for a while.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Cris W
Reviewed March 16, 2017

A very old temple which was formerly a stable for buffaloes, it has a new metal structure over the top protecting it. Clearly in need of a lot of renovation there is not a lot to see from the outside. A concrete Chinese style junk...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

So, my friend who lives in Bangkok attends this temple so I got a first hand view of it today. There is a boat shaped building but it is NOT the temple. It strictly a physical metaphor that is associated with prosperity. We went into...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Wat Yannawa is near the Sathorn/Central Pier and near Saphan Taksin BTS station. It has beautiful roof. The pier has good views of the river. We spent about one hour there.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

This is a temple that looks like a Chinese Fishing Junk and seems to be associated with prosperity and trade.....nearby is a monument to 108 Chinese (merchants or monks) who perished at sea (storm or pirates)....it is not clear but there is a memorial.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Response from 962sunnyy | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe there is a dress code. If there is one, it was not enforced. I wore a pair of shorts, a polo shirt with flip flops.