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Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat)

Maha Chai Road | Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
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The Loha Prasat is an amazing building with an iron roof made of 37 spires signifying the 37 enlightenment virtues of Buddhism. It is listed on wikitravel - http://wikitravel.org/en/Bangkok/Rattanakosin#b, but ought to be available to Trip Advisor visitors.
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Maha Chai Road | Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the BTS to National Stadium then a cab to this wonderful temple. There was at first some confusion with the driver about the name, but I had a photo saved on my phone with the Thai name- Visited early afternoon and had the...More

Thank WhyteWind
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple was a marvelous gem! It was very peaceful (no queue, possible to sit and enjoy the place) and it contained so much information about the place and Buddhism that it made the visit very special compared to a lot of temples in Bangkok....More

Thank BananaLu
Reviewed July 18, 2017

Very interesting architecture of this "Iron Castle" temple. Definitely worth a visit. I however wish the authorities had retailed the original finish instead of the present golden spires.

Thank BB58
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

We came upon this after taking the water taxi on our way to the Grand Palace. It is a beautiful place to visit and learn more about Buddhism. It's gorgeous and blessedly devoid of the masses of people you will encounter at the Grand Palace....More

Thank barbershopchick
Reviewed July 1, 2017

This place is a very unique temple and considerably less crowded than some of the other major temples in Bangkok. It was undergoing some restoration when we visited but this didn't take away from the general ambiance of the site.

Thank CTricity
Reviewed May 27, 2017

Wat Loha Prasat is a must-see top-tier attraction in Bangkok, whether you are on your own or bringing a family. It had been many years since I'd been, and with the temple in transition from iron accents left to age naturally, to its guilded (and...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2017

Very pretty temple with lots of wanna-be guides hanging around. If you have your own guide they'll avoid you. If not then you should be prepared to have a few conversations with them before politely declining their services.

Thank Vijante-gigante
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Its a good place, generally arranged group tours do bring here the tourists. Again, good family visit spot to visit.

Thank Raj_Josh
Reviewed May 1, 2017

The architecture is quite stunning as is the surrounding landscape. You get a great view of the Mounted Temple from the top. They also have informative material on each floor (like a museum) on the way up to the top. It's underrated bc most people...More

Thank syddie
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Loha Prasat is directly across the street from Wat Saket (Golden Mount) so can easily be combined with a visit there. Entrance for foreigners is 20 baht. Interesting features are the 37 ornate spires, presumably made of iron (thus the name "Iron temple"). For years,...More

Thank Raintree_Thailand
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
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January 11, 2017|
Response from Claudio Z | Reviewed this property |
like others days.. tel.+66 2 224 8807
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Response from Kartos | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the temple entry is free and devoid of crowds as it is in a secluded place. Very peaceful to spend an afternoon at the temple. Walk up to the fifth storey to enjoy awesome views of the city.