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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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Loha Prasat

Good for meditazione. Good for history. Here good view Good silente. Metall cast le. Take Good picture

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good for meditazione. Good for history. Here good view Good silente. Metall cast le. Take Good picture

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

The first Loha Prasat built in India and the second in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka are in ruins. This third one here is the only one restored. Intriguing structure. You can climb up to have a nice view of the surroundings. Donation of THB 20 for entrance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Visit this place after seeing the Golden Mount, took the tuktuk her and although the Loha Prasat is under construction you can still enter. It can be a small cool break from the heat outside, take the stairs and each level will give you different views of Bangkok as you get higher and higher. it seems like each level represents... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

I am often in Bangkok and have visited this temple many times. It was designed by an Italian architect and built by king Rama 4 at the end of the 19th century. The admission is free but for the adjacent sculptures display you pay 25 Baht (about 70 cents US$). The surrounding garden is also beautiful and you can also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara was interesting with local people pray .If no Buddhist day it quite place .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

No need to look for the most known places to find a nice Buddhist temple with a very welcoming place. It was a nice moment with even refreshing water at the disposal of the visitors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Interesting to see the way the monks live their daily lives. It is another side of the religion we usualy not see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

it very pagoda of the monk staying inside .Like traditional Thia people pray .The Picture inside was very interesting .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

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 bubbles 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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