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Wat Ratchabophit

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Address: Atsadang Road, Bangkok, Thailand
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A Hidden Gem.

Just walk across "Pi Kun" bridge from Wat Ratchapradit to Wat Ratchabophit, this historic royal temple was built by the King Rama V in 1869 with unique interior of the Ubosot is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just walk across "Pi Kun" bridge from Wat Ratchapradit to Wat Ratchabophit, this historic royal temple was built by the King Rama V in 1869 with unique interior of the Ubosot is guilded Italian architecture which came about after King's visit to Europe. The main chedi (stupa) is the centre of the temple ground. Featuring a unique layout, a gilded... More 

Thank sarunrath36
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

If you look under the scaffold you can see the elephants that greet you :-) I approached from the canal side and wasn't sure if it was open - it either was or people were being polite! To enter you can walk around a number of glistening white mausoleums, golden stupa and shrines that nestle between trees and plants in... More 

Thank Sam L
Bangkok, Thailand
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146 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

this beautiful temple was made of marble important from italy about 150 years ago. the thai name is actually marble temple. a must see in bangkok.

Thank MC Brigitte S
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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Currently during renovation which is pitiful but still, beautiful inside the main building. リノベーション中なのが残念だけど中は綺麗。 There is ashes of Rama 5 King ラマ5世の遺灰もある。 建物の中はヨーロッパの影響あり。 The decoration inside the architecture seem to have influence from western world. Beautiful decoration inside. 蝶番の細工も細かくて綺麗だ。

Thank kyokon483
Bangkok, Thailand
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256 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Beautiful temple with exquisite porcelain art decoration. If you love mosaic and porcelain art, you are in the right place.

Thank Ltp_BKK
Poznan, Poland
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193 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

We found this charming temple just opposite out Hotel (Fueng Nakorn). What a good luck! Essentially it is a local temple but as usually is the case in Thailand it is more of a monastery with numerous beautifully decorated buildings, some open to visitors; so long as you are dressed and behave appropriately that is. Given the number of temples... More 

Thank kwiewiorowski
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Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

This is another Buddhist Temple here. This is basically a local temple. Mostly locals here.A few tourists going past.

Thank SE s
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Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

I got there just in time for the evening prayer and it was so amazing: over 50 Buddhist monks and about 10 locals were chanting. They were kind of surprised to see me there (I'm a white Orthodox :)) I managed to meditate for the first time in my life. I was really wondering how that feels like. I even... More 

Thank Dani P
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

I have been to thailand for 8 years now. This is the best temple i have been in long times. The monks are really nice. We talked to them for about an hour. No tourist here. Walking distande from the palace

Thank Kris H
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Well worth the visit if you love seeing and hearing about the history behind these buildings stunning architecture, could see again and again

Thank Lynda B

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