Wat Phitchaya Yatikaram Worawihan

Wat Phitchaya Yatikaram Worawihan, Bangkok

Wat Phitchaya Yatikaram Worawihan

Wat Phitchaya Yatikaram Worawihan
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Wat Phitchaya Yatikaram
Feb 2014
Wat Phitchaya We stumbled across this wat by accident, after visiting Wat Prayoon (well worth a visit see my review) you can walk to it from the Express Ferry Pier, Memorial Bridge. After leaving the ferry cross over the road , go up the steps opposite to gain access to the pavement on the bridge over the river. After leaving the bridge, go down the steps to get onto the pavement by the promenade on your left, go under the fly-over and then turn right, you should be able to see the large white Prang which is at the rear of the Wat.It took us about 10 minutes to get there once off the bridge.(See Google maps or similar to check the route.) There is no record of when the temple was originally built, but probably from the period when Ayutthaya was the capital of Siam. The main entrance of the Ubosot, main prayer hall, is decorated with a water color painting of a Chinese warrior stepping on a lion. The middle door is also decorated with a water color painting of an Angel carrying a double-edged dagger and stepping on a lion. Within the Ubosot, the ceilings and columns have beautiful flower artwork. the ceiling above the main window has paintings of various heavenlytrees. The front area of the Ubosot is paved with stone pieces from China.The most noticeable structures of the temple are the immense Prangs at the rear of the compound. They were constructed by That Bunnag to contain the ashes of his family. Inside the largest central Prang, four Buddha images look out in each of the four cardinal directions. There is a flight of steep steps that take you to the Buddha's position, from here there are fine views back over the Wat. This was a really interesting visit, as the Wat is " off the beaten tourist track" it was beautifully peaceful. We could enjoy the architecture and looking inside the various buildings almost on our own. It is quite a large Wat with several large buildings, without a doubt the most striking was the large ornately decorated Prangs at the far end of the temple's grounds. There were many photo opportunities here, then many more at the nearby Wat Prayoon, if you decide to visit there on your way back to the river.

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LearnAsIgo13
Johannesburg, South Africa117 contributions
Worth visiting to see the impressive prangs
Mar 2018 • Friends
Wat Phichaya Yatikaram has a great deal of Chinese influences that were particularly popular at the time when it was enlarged between 1829-1832. If you want to get off the main tourist path and explore the Thonburi side of the river then this is one of the places to see.
Written March 4, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JSGARTH
Lincoln, UK185 contributions
Wat Phitchaya Yatikaram
Feb 2014 • Couples
Wat Phitchaya
We stumbled across this wat by accident, after visiting Wat Prayoon (well worth a visit see my review) you can walk to it from the Express Ferry Pier, Memorial Bridge. After leaving the ferry cross over the road , go up the steps opposite to gain access to the pavement on the bridge over the river. After leaving the bridge, go down the steps to get onto the pavement by the promenade on your left, go under the fly-over and then turn right, you should be able to see the large white Prang which is at the rear of the Wat.It took us about 10 minutes to get there once off the bridge.(See Google maps or similar to check the route.)
There is no record of when the temple was originally built, but probably from the period when Ayutthaya was the capital of Siam. The main entrance of the Ubosot, main prayer hall, is decorated with a water color painting of a Chinese warrior stepping on a lion. The middle door is also decorated with a water color painting of an Angel carrying a double-edged dagger and stepping on a lion. Within the Ubosot, the ceilings and columns have beautiful flower artwork. the ceiling above the main window has paintings of various heavenlytrees. The front area of the Ubosot is paved with stone pieces from China.The most noticeable structures of the temple are the immense Prangs at the rear of the compound. They were constructed by That Bunnag to contain the ashes of his family. Inside the largest central Prang, four Buddha images look out in each of the four cardinal directions. There is a flight of steep steps that take you to the Buddha's position, from here there are fine views back over the Wat.
This was a really interesting visit, as the Wat is " off the beaten tourist track" it was beautifully peaceful. We could enjoy the architecture and looking inside the various buildings almost on our own. It is quite a large Wat with several large buildings, without a doubt the most striking was the large ornately decorated Prangs at the far end of the temple's grounds. There were many photo opportunities here, then many more at the nearby Wat Prayoon, if you decide to visit there on your way back to the river.
Written March 2, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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