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“A tick in the box”
Review of Wat Hua Lumphong

Wat Hua Lumphong
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Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

As we finished the snake farm, we passed by this temple to view it, and we didn't regret it, the statues, paintings, sculptures are all awesome.
The neighbourhood is not that clean, but it's not that bad.

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Reviewed December 11, 2013

A good start to your city tour from this temple. some lovely paintings and a beautiful statue of the Buddha.

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Reviewed December 1, 2013

Compared to the other temples I've been to, I found this one to be particularly meaningful, largely because of their work with coffins. A Thai friend brought me here and took me through the whole process of accumulating merit by sponsoring coffins, and then praying through the 20 joss sticks in the altar hall next door. The coffins are for the less privileged whose family cannot afford the coffin when they pass, and largely also for the homeless poor who die alone. The temple buildings themselves were also beautiful (can't compare to the big name temples, but still nice). They keep cows here too, apparently to be sacrificed later on. The temple is less crowded than others, and you'll see more locals than foreigners, which is a refreshing change.

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

This is another big temple, where donations are made every day. It is also a very busy area, but I wouldn't call it something exceptional. The national TV channel 3 was obviously one of the sponsors, so its logo is part of the shiny golden decor on one of the outer walls of the temple. Looks a bit awkward..

Thank greencrystalline
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Apart from its central location next to Sam Yan MRT and across the street from Chamchuri Square, this temple doesn't offer much to tourists. Among Thais it is best known as where to make merits by "donating" coffins for unclaimed bodies. Behind the crowded hall of Chinese gods is what appears like a provincial district office, with tables after tables where well-wishers, even local celebs, complete their "registration" by filling out their names, date of birth, etc. before making a donation. Then they will receive a pink slip to be placed on any coffins they like. Tourists are definitely welcome but taking photos of coffins is considered a taboo.

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