We stumbled across Wat Bowonniwet Temple after drifting away from Khao San Road and only paid a brief visit to the grounds, which were extremely impressive. This temple has only recently opened to the public and is free to enter and plays an important part in the royal traditions of the country as this is where the current king, Rama IX, and previous kings spent time as a monk, study and go through their ordination. It is an extremely well laid out complex which runs from front to rear with a subtle and impressive layout. We did not have too much time as other locations had been earmarked for the day, but given the importance of this place it should be higher up on any visitors to see list.
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