Wat Pak Nam

Wat Pak Nam, Bangkok

Wat Pak Nam
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Sean H
Roodepoort, South Africa58 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Visited the temple mid week early morning and it was quiet with no crowds , great garden next to river and many other areas to visit.

Got to site via a Grab taxi (download the app)

The highlight was the top floor of the stupa with the majestic emerald green glass structure with the psychedelic ceiling.

Panoramic views of the city from the top of the stupa.

There is another temple close to this one , you will see it from the top floor.

Bring dark coloured socks as the outside garden area by the river can be Sandy and wet and white socks won't survive.

Get a glimpse of local Bangkok life next to the temple.

We asked a monk how we showed respect at the complex and he was very helpful - showed us how to place flowers and light the candles and place the gold leaf on the 2 statues.

For a relaxed experience get there early
Written January 8, 2020
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Shelliu
Hilton Head, SC4,077 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Stunning temple outside the main city area with a massive gold Buddha statue in process. It’s worth the 15-20min drive to see this beautiful and colorful temple. The top floor has the stunning rainbow colored mosaic ceiling and stairs. There are statues of 5 of the most revered monks along with hundreds of small relics, fans and more to see. Right along the canal, it’s a popular stop on canal boat tours or take a taxi or tuk tuk. It’s less busy in the early morning on weekdays and the elevator is only operational on weekends so plan ahead if you can’t do 4 flights of stairs. You must take your shoes off to go in - they have free bags to carry them or if you have one, you can bring your own.
Written January 2, 2020
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Oldguy8
61 contributions
Mar 2020
The photo says it all. It's such a cool place and so different than every other temple you go to, that it's worth the trip (since it's not really near anything). The temple has 5 floors and two floors are filled with gifts people have donated to the temple (so it's like a museum of sorts). Two floors are for prayers and the top floor has that amazing blue/green ceiling. really really pretty.

Outside, they are constructing a 69 meter Buddha that's also pretty impressive.

I highly recommend going here.
Written March 24, 2020
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globaljoan
18 contributions
Jan 2020
This is worth a visit if only to see the largest outdoor Buddha in the world being constructed next door. The interior / 5th floor of this temple is stunning in its sparkle and neon colors in actually a lovely way, and a different way compared to every other Buddhist temple you have seen. Take the metro to get there. A 10 minute walk from that stop.
Written January 31, 2020
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Miss Suwannee Tungthongchai@Ma Hla Shwe
Bangkok, Thailand4 contributions
Jan 2020
Largest Buddha in the world being constructed. The interior of temple 5th floor building is fantastic and worth to your eyes, all fabulous and valuable stuff and valuable Buddha statues, ancient articles all are wonderful too

When you get in there, you can have a full of facility and disability-friendly in all area such as wheelchair ramp, elevator, toilet, ุ6th floor parking building (available for 900 cars per day) and quiet area, even fish feeding area, all are welcoming for you to see!....Sadhu
Written February 3, 2020
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laurayinmay
Bangkok, Thailand1,224 contributions
Mar 2022
Very clean surprisingly, weekdays are better no crowds. People come to pay their respects and meditate in front of the old abbot's coffin. Parking is available and you can donate to make merit here. There's also options to come in the morning to offer alms to monks or bring food to Tawai Pen which is the monks meal. Really great and spiritual place.
Written March 31, 2022
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HappyDragon0201
Beijing, China1,365 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
I saw a lot of travel website talk about this temple but the photos were too colorful for Buddhism temple so I was not interested in much and did not expected much about his temple. I WAS WRONG! .......it was just a little tiny part of this huge temple. It was located on the 5th floor of the Great Pagoda (one of the buildings) at his huge temple. Huge Buddha statue was still on construction and some of the buildings were on renovation. Main building with the golden Buddha was amazing. I can tell the building have a lot of history and temple is very old. A lot of locals come to this temple to pray. So many things to see at this temple. It seems a lot of tourists visit this temple as a part of their tour. However 10 min walk from MRT Bang Phai station. It was very interesting to see the view on a bridge over the canal on the way to
The temple from the station. There is no admission fee for even foreigners (as of November 2019) but not sure once huge Buddha statue construction is completed.
Written November 23, 2019
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HIROSHI O
Fujisawa, Japan806 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Amazing!😃I was impressed with the beautiful ceiling painting.
5階には美しい天井画が広がる。観光客がまだあまり来ない朝一番で入ると貸切を味わえて、お祈りも可能だ。
Written October 15, 2019
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Pascal V
Colmar, France58 contributions
Jan 2018 • Solo
One of the most beautiful temple I saw in Thailand. And i saw a lot. Very quiet, not so much tourist and free for everyone. They start to built many things around this temple . Inside the first chedhi, it's like a museum, and in the last floor, it's green and so wonderful.
From BTS station Wuttakat, take a motorbike taxi, it's just 40 bath to go.
Written February 2, 2018
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Chris B
Aberystwyth, UK73 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
Wat Paknam is difficult to find - even when we arrived there (by car) we still found it difficult to find the main entrance in a maze of side streets in Thornburi. It does also have canal access. But it is well worth the journey. A large modern complex with a meditation centre and graced by royal favour, its main splendour is the top story room with its amazing ceiling depicting the heavens and its green glass decorations. We wandered around for some time in awe. From this floor you also get good views back to Central Bangkok. On other floors is a collection of golden and gilt statues, and a collection of gifts to the monastery which amount to a small ethnographic museum. When we visited we were lucky enough to be there when a local resident was celebrating her birthday and was preparing a meal for the numerous monks who lived there. She kindly invited us to partake of a bowl - absolutely delicious and so kind. By way of a different spiritual experience (a working modern temple and monastery) this Wat is well worth looking out, and it was so beautifully quiet when we visited, no other tourists and merely a handful of devotees.
Written November 27, 2015
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