Wat Mahannapharam

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Athit A
Bangkok, Thailand23 contributions
700 years old golden buddha
Sep 2019
The temple was built by one of the Royal Prince who was one of the sons of King Rama 3. The golden Buddha was moved from the North to this temple some 150 years ago and the Buddha statue is 700 years old and reflected one of the finest craftsmanship of the era. The school in front of the temple was the very first grade school in Bangkok and now under the patronage of the Royal Princess. It was believe the golden Buddha had many angels there, and a few people believe if you have problem in life, then go pray there and pay homage to the golden Buddha in turn the angels there, they will ease your problem. Take the free holy water home and use it to wash your face. The area is very nice walking area near the giant swing.
Written September 17, 2019
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,764 contributions
Donate rattan balls for playing takraw
Jan 2019 • Solo
Two halls with Buddha images (one of them over 500 years old) amidst other monastery buildings. As with so many temples in the area the construction was initiated by a prince (son of Rama III who died before it was finished). Eventually the temple was completed during the reign of Rama IV (period 1851 - 1868). It is not a spectacular temple complex, but with royal links, peaceful and quiet.

Note the Chinese influence in some of the roof top constructions.
For some reason people donate wooden (rattan) balls used for kick-volleyball or takraw (very popular in SE Asia).

Free admission.
Written January 19, 2019
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Daoaksorn
Bangkok, Thailand303 contributions
Holy Golden Buddha
Jun 2017 • Couples
An interesting place recommend to visit. Not far from Giant Swing. Big Golden Buddha statued in an sanctuary, called Pra Ruang Thong Kam. Pray respect with fliwer or garland, kite and wooden ball. All you can find at the temple, bring them and give the donation in the donation box. Then pray with believable for your expectation. Good luck for all.
Written June 8, 2017
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC5,681 contributions
Don't waste your time here!
Mar 2016 • Solo
I first visited Wat Bowornnwet Vihara before visiting this temple. Entrance is via a parking lot. One of the buildings has some scaffolds and appeared to be under the renovation. The other temple seemed to be fine but no one was entering it.

The locals are making their offerings and prayers to 3 statues of Buddhas inside a tent. A Buddhist monk was noted present in this tent. Not wanting to disturb this religious, I quietly left.

Tip: No need to visit this wat. Use your time visiting other attractions of Bangkok.

Written March 13, 2016
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
Peaceful retreat
Mar 2015 • Family
This is a Royal temple also known as Wat Mahanopp. Located on Ratanakosin Island in a large shady compound. it provides a peaceful retreat. The temple displays both Thai and Chinese architecture and decorated with wood carvings and mother of pearl inlay. Just within walking distance from this temple is Chao Pra Suea.
Written August 27, 2015
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,004 contributions
Wat Mahanop - a less memorable temple visit
Apr 2014 • Couples
Wat Mahannapharam, also referred to as Wat Mahanop was built during the reign of King Rama III and is located Ta Nao Road, not far from the small Chinese temple called Chao Pra Seua.

Here you can see a typical Thai style Buddhist temple with a fair-sized wiharn, housing a seated Golden Buddha image set against white wall. Unfortunately no attractive wall murals to see here. However, the Chinese style rooftop is attractive.

There is also a monument of King Rama III, similar to those found at Wat Suthat, the Royal Pavilion Mahajetsadabadin and other locations around the city.

Overall, Wat Mahanop is not one of the more memorable temples so we would suggest taking a pass on this one to focus your time and efforts on more important and interesting temples in the city, especially if you are short on time when in Bangkok.

For those with more time on their hands, you can see this temple along with the Chao Pra Seua while making your way over to Wat Suthat, around 10 minutes walk from here.
Written May 13, 2014
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