Wat Pak Nam
Wat Pak Nam
4.5
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F0xTales
Verona29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Solo
Amazing, get your first glimpse from the MRT, (get off at Bang Phai), take some pictures from the station then wander for 10 minutes through the pretty alleyways and along the canal intersection before going in. Knees and shoulders should be covered. It's a working temple and when I went on a Saturday at 4pm a ceremony was just finishing up. It was interesting to see all the comings and goings and offerings, not just flowers and fruit, but umbrellas hung with 1000 baht notes, packs of toiletries for the monks, fresh robes, sacks of onion and garlic...the basic necessities. I was the only foreigner that I saw in 2 hours. There are 2 highlights. What draws you is the giant Buddha statue, bigger than the reclining Buddha at Wat Pho, but the highlight for me was the inside of the Chedi (stupa). Different from any others I've seen.
When you've had enough, go left at the main exit, follow the road out, left again, on a bit, another left and cross the wee bridge. It'll take you to Wat Khun Chan. If Wat Pak Nam is understated elegance, albeit of gargantuan proportions, Way Khun Chan is all about glitter and colour and dragons and a whole menagerie of wonderful, colourful creatures. Walk through and out the other side, and stop for a cold drink at the little local shop with stone tables and benches you'll see on your right. Give some business to the locals! You can afford it after not paying an entrance fee for the temples. If it's nearly dinner time, walk for another 7 or 8 minutes to the food market near Talat Phlu BTS station. Clean, busy, best street food in the city. Buy what you fancy from one of the dozens of food stalls and eat at the tables provided. Don't be put off by Street food, it's delicious and, fresher than what you're getting in AC restaurants with menus that run to 20 pages. If they sells 3 things, they do them well, they sell everything the same day, and start again the next. A great day out!
Written September 25, 2022
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Oldguy8
60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Miss Suwannee Tungthongchai@Ma Hla Shwe
Bangkok, Thailand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Helmut S
Bangkok, Thailand1,967 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
My second visit to Wat Pak Nam Phasi Charoen, an amazing temple. In July 2023 there were less tourist around but even this time on a Sunday it was not too crowded. I took the MRT to Bang Phai station, Exit 1, and then down the stairs or with the elevator, it takes about 15 minutes to reach the pedestrian bridge over the canal, and then to the grounds of the temple. There is the Meili Café near to the bridge, good espresso and brownies.
There is so much to see at this temple, of course the giant Buddha statue is the main object for pictures. From the pagoda which is behind the Buddha pictures of the area can be taken. In the pagoda there are several levels to climb up the stairs, definitely worthwhile to do.
Several foreign women walked around with very tight shorts and bustier, unfortunately the Thais are too shy to tell them that wearing such dress is very disrespectful.
Written January 31, 2024
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Cole Chua
Singapore, Singapore138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Not many tourists, mostly Thai locals during my visit.

A place generally you pray LP Sod Wat Pak Nam with Phra Buddha Dhammakāya Thepmongkhon.

Along the river, with just about 10-20 Baht you can buy a packet of fish pellet food to feed fish.
Written July 14, 2022
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laurayinmay
Bangkok, Thailand1,394 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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BangkokSachse
Bangkok, Thailand50,636 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
My mom and I went to Wat Paknam Phasi Charoen for a special event. The big Buddha and Pagoda were huge and well designed. We donated money and made wishes. The temple was quiet and peaceful on weekdays. You could take MRT to Bang Phai MRT station and walk to Wat Paknam. There are boats for klong tours near the temple.
Written February 2, 2023
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romdon
Malaysia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
I love this place.On the second floor, there is the museum, many display stuffs. On the fifth floor, there is the green pagoda. It is very spectacular on the ceiling. The largest buddha statue in Bangkok(not all Thailand) and it's magnificent.
Written November 18, 2022
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DMVEAL
Liskeard, UK1,100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Like a lot of Bangkok it’s all where you least except it. And so close to other buildings it’s hard to take a picture that shows how good it is. I liked visiting here. I buy it’s in the tourist trail so busy but still worth seeing. Use the river buses to go as easy.
Written January 29, 2024
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HappyDragon0201
Beijing, China1,680 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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