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Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat)

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Address: 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...

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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Nice temple to see praticing Monks

This place is excellent for meditation. It is such a peaceful place for getting away from the noise pollution in the streets.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is excellent for meditation. It is such a peaceful place for getting away from the noise pollution in the streets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Wat Ratchanatdaram is a complex about a minute's walk west across the canal from Wat Saket. The temples were built from 1846 and are typical of modern Thai temple architecture. One exception to this is the Loha Prasat, a unique structure about 36m high with 37 metal spires representing central virtues of the Theravada faith. There is a small museum... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Very aesthetically please. Looks different to a lot of temples in Thailand. There is currently ongoing construction - from the main road it looks like you can't see the temple - the furthest side from the road is not covered whilst the other three are. Do not listen to locals telling you it is closed, they only want your tuk... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

So now in May 2016. The Loha Prasat (main attraction) is under renovation so it's covered from the top. So there's not much too see. However, the temple itself is not so you can look around inside the temple ground. There is also nearby temple (Thepthidaram temple) which I think the temple complex & buildings have nicer look (if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is a truly marvellous temple to visit. You might think one temple is the same as another but this will change your attitude. Mine has. I first came here z couple of years ago but it was the rainy season so say no more, this time the sun was shining and I was with friends who explained the history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Even though 5% of it is under construction, the temple can be visited inside and outside. There is no entrance fee, but there is a charity-box where you can put money. On the first floor there is a little exhibit. After climbing about 55 steps you can go on the balcony that offers you a 360 degree panoramic view of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I quickly realized how peaceful this place was compared to other pagodas and temples in Bangkok. Must visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

If you are pressed for time, reconsider your want to visit this temple. It isn't captivating like the others in Bangkok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

A really pleasant temple complex. A donation of 20b suggested for entry to a good small exhibition into the history of the temple and its renovation. Climb to the top of main temple Loha Prasat to pay respects to Buddha's relics. Very impressive interior in a second temple all in well maintained peaceful grounds. Well worth a short visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

Walking back to my hotel after visiting the Wat Saket or Golden Mount, I passed by a beautiful garden with a statue. Behind this garden is the Loha Prasat. Green materials are draped over the temple. There are some small exhibits along the short hallways. The stairs leading to the top floor is cordoned off. Tip: Visit the other attractions... More 

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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.