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“Thai-Chinese Temple near University”
Review of Wat Hua Lumphong

Wat Hua Lumphong
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Thonburi
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“Thai-Chinese Temple near University”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Wat Hualamphong stands at the intersection of Rama 4 and Siphya Roads and is located close to the Chulalongkorn University.
This temple is popular for Chinese cremation ceremonies and is usually very crowded with revelers coming to make merit and going to the small adjacent office of the Poh Teck Tueng Foundation, a volunteer service for road accidents and rescue service

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Singapore, Singapore
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“Donations for a good cause”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

There are 3 temples that are under this buddhist organization, of which the most convenient temple would be beside Sam Yan MRT station; you should use Exit 1.

Notwithstanding the praying done by buddhist, the donation of coffins can be done be anyone from any religion, i believe. These died bodies were usually found and unclaimed by any family members, thus this organization raises funds to put them in coffins and let them rest in peace.

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Always make a donation here.”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

This Wat is close to HuaLampong station and is busy 24 hours a day.

If I have had a successful business transaction, I try to get to this Wat to donate a coffin. Yes, it may sound strange, but the poor cannot afford this luxury and it is my way of simply saying "thank-you".

Oh, don't be intimidated by the number of people...everyone is very helpful and even the smallest donation is appreciated.

Visited June 2012
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Chanthaburi, Thailand
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“Wonderful Temple”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

This is the temple we frequent when we go to the city and my wife wants to make merit. Easily reached via the MRT. The area to the west of the main temple is where you can see devout Thai's making merit.
My favorite part is the amazing murals on the inside of the main temple itself. While my wife prays I enjoy the paintings.
If your interested in visiting temples while your in Bangkok, you should not miss this one.

Visited July 2012
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Bangkok
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“Near the main Bangkok train station”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

All temples or wats in Thailand are worth visiting. This one is situated near the main train station. So if you time after getting to the station early, go have a visit.

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