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Wat Bowonniwet Vihara

Phra Sumen Road | Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakho, Bangkok, Thailand
+66 2281 2831-3
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Beautiful temple

The golden stupa at the shrine has the relics and ashes of the Thai royal family. One of the main... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
dinhphucb
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Da Nang, Vietnam
Marvelous beautiful temple - must visit !!!

We stayed in Bangkok for two days before continue our holidays, and gladly we decided to visit Phra... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Phra Sumen Road | Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakho, Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The golden stupa at the shrine has the relics and ashes of the Thai royal family. One of the main attractions here is the green stone Buddha

Thank dinhphucb
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Bangkok for two days before continue our holidays, and gladly we decided to visit Phra temple and see the magnificent temples there. The place itself makes you feel like you are in another period of time without anxiety and stress, but rather...More

Thank Tas9012
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

So Amazing Temple when you get into the gate...you feeling auto respect to the statue of the Buddha. many Thai people came inside and pray to celebrate the Buddha. this was the temple of the king history.and under the government care. around the temple you...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

we went to see this early in the day to miss the crowds and the heat so beautiful and a few cats just laid around in the sun

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Located in Banglamphoo not so far away from Khao San Road, the temple is the site of many of the holiest items of Bangkok, The Buddha Statue from Sukhothai Period, Shinnasri, under which the relics of Thai's most beloved King Rama IX is kept is...More

Thank Jane S
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

really wonderful place to go, lovely ffelling when i was there, all should visit this place and it should be on your must-visit list.

Thank avinashbhai r
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

This is one of the most royal temple with long history especially King Mongkut who was the abbot of this temple while he was a monkshood for 27 yrs. it was before he became King Mongkut. King Rama IV, VI,VII, IX and X have lived...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Very calming and emotional feelings to see the Buddha statues. Excellent place to visit and spend time.

Thank Rathna P
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

More peaceful, beautiful place. Get inside the temple and sit in front of the Bhudha stature, seeing how Thai people sit and meditate in peace and happiness. A precious experience.

Thank s p
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Just gorgeous. The golden Buddha just shone.. A sacred place to light a candle, sum inscence and meditate with the locals. You can feel the sacred magic in the air. Highly recommend 💖

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Response from John Bentley R | Reviewed this property |
The entrance statues are temple guardians that prevent demons,devils and other things from entering the temple.The dripping black paint can be symbolically translate into that they could be blood thirsty in protecting the... More
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