Wat Pathum Wanaram
Wat Pathum Wanaram
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • leshy-travel
    Bydgoszcz, Poland276 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wat Pathum Wanaram - an oasis of calm in the center of Bangkok
    Wat Pathum Wanaram is one of the most overlooked temples in Bangkok by tourists, but it's definitely worth visiting. It is interesting that in the middle of a big city, this is a place that can be called an oasis of peace. A visit there is an opportunity not only to admire the buildings themselves. You can take the opportunity to meditate. There is also a small and beautiful park where you can walk or contemplate and museum. The temple has many advantages and has a peaceful atmosphere. It is located in the Pathum Wan district between Siam Paragon and CentralWorld - two large shopping malls.
    Visited October 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written April 26, 2023
  • William
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Temple in the concrete jungle
    Wat Pathum Wanaram Temple in the concrete jungle Wat Pathum Wanaram is located between the 2 shopping malls Siam Paragon and Central World, or a short walk from BTS station Siam. The temple was founded in 1857 by King Mongkut (Rama IV) as a place of worship when the area was still only rice fields. When entering the area there is large number of Buddha images under a Bodhi tree from Sri Lanka. It is popular with worshippers praying for better fortunes in life. Inside the Viharn is a Buddha images which is believed to make worshippers wishes become true. The walls of the ordination hall show murals depicting life in old Bangkok. The Stupa contains the ashes of several members of the royal family. The meditation hall is located within a beautiful mini forest. Unfortunately even there the noise of the traffic can be heard.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 29, 2023
  • Andrew I
    48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful temples, be careful of the scammer
    Beautiful quiet temples in the concrete jungle. Only a few people there praying, beautifully presented. BEWARE: as we were walking in we had a guy with very good English try and scam us. He said the temple was closed as it’s a Buddhist holiday and recommended we visit the Lucky Buddha temple instead (Google lucky Buddha scam Bangkok). We walked away and watched while he did the same with some other tourists and put them in a tuc tuc. While he was doing that we walked in, it wasn’t closed and it wasn’t a holiday. Well worth a visit
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 9, 2024
  • bogwurst
    155 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    nice and free
    i've walked passed this temple since the late 2000s but never bothered to check it out. it's sandwiched between central world and siam paragon, you can see it clearly from the pedestrian skyway. entrance is free you can go in and check it out. the two main buildings has a very elaborate interior. the smaller buildings have statues as well. just be careful of scammers loitering outside the area telling tourists that it is "closed" and offer to drive you to a different location. those kinds of scammers exist in other tourist spots as well.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written February 28, 2024
  • GethminiG
    Colombo, Sri Lanka85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Wat I visited first and the first Thai word I learned
    This is the first place for me to actually visit as it was close by to the Siam Paragon. Even though I didn’t see any signs it turned out to be the place gets closed at 5 pm therefore I had only 15-20mins to go around. It was a peaceful place in the middle of Bangkok and a must visit if you like peace and quiet atmosphere before starting your journey. The place has its own history which I didn’t get much time to explore.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 15, 2024
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GethminiG
Colombo, Sri Lanka85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
This is the first place for me to actually visit as it was close by to the Siam Paragon. Even though I didn’t see any signs it turned out to be the place gets closed at 5 pm therefore I had only 15-20mins to go around. It was a peaceful place in the middle of Bangkok and a must visit if you like peace and quiet atmosphere before starting your journey. The place has its own history which I didn’t get much time to explore.
Written April 15, 2024
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Andrew I
48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Beautiful quiet temples in the concrete jungle. Only a few people there praying, beautifully presented. BEWARE: as we were walking in we had a guy with very good English try and scam us. He said the temple was closed as it’s a Buddhist holiday and recommended we visit the Lucky Buddha temple instead (Google lucky Buddha scam Bangkok). We walked away and watched while he did the same with some other tourists and put them in a tuc tuc. While he was doing that we walked in, it wasn’t closed and it wasn’t a holiday. Well worth a visit
Written January 10, 2024
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bogwurst
florida155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
i've walked passed this temple since the late 2000s but never bothered to check it out. it's sandwiched between central world and siam paragon, you can see it clearly from the pedestrian skyway. entrance is free you can go in and check it out. the two main buildings has a very elaborate interior. the smaller buildings have statues as well.
just be careful of scammers loitering outside the area telling tourists that it is "closed" and offer to drive you to a different location. those kinds of scammers exist in other tourist spots as well.
Written February 29, 2024
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笑文
Dubai, United Arab Emirates41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
A large temple in the heart of newer Bangkok, Wat Pathum, is only 5 minute walk from Bangkok’s major shopping center, Paragon, Siam Square and Central world. The temple pursue the practice of the forest monk. There are many large trees inside the temple. Very relaxing to walk around
Written February 16, 2022
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Leealex
Krabi Province, Thailand26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Close to the shopping district, it gives an amazing contrast of the peace and quiet provided by the temple with the high-rise buildings that surround it. It's very peaceful and we were the only tourists there when we visited. It has meditation halls and a beautiful main temple.
Written January 12, 2020
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Tushar
18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
Despite a personal loss, had to travel to Phuket and Bangkok. Was fortunate that someone suggested Wat Pathun Wanarum. They have a huge hall where one can meditate by oneself. Nestled between two large malls, it is an oasis of calm. So much greenery, peace and quiet. Highly recommend it to anyone looking for a place to meditate as much as one wants or needs to. My heartfelt gratitude to Rojana Vanich and Harshdeep Kamble for sharing information about Wat Pathun Wanarum
Written December 15, 2019
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Gwendolyn F
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013
The entrance of the temple is along side a busy main road in the centre of town but amazingly, there is so much peace and serenity once you step inside the grounds.
Written June 30, 2013
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lusiekara
New Orleans, LA14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Lovely temple, which is now under construction. Very serene, with a nice garden next to it. A place to stay for an hour or so to escape from the city's noise....
Written January 11, 2020
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stephrab
New York City, NY726 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Not a must see! When compared to other Wats - this is just average, at best. If you are in the area, stop in. Otherwise, do not make a special trip!
Written November 27, 2019
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1957
Ottawa, Canada778 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
A nice temple to see in the business and shopping district, trees close by, nice for shade area. This temple has symbolism but most preferred was the tranquility, less busy than the other temples.
Written November 19, 2019
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