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Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat)

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Address: Maha Chai Road | Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
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The Loha Prasat is an amazing building with an iron roof made of 37 spires...

The Loha Prasat is an amazing building with an iron roof made of 37 spires signifying the 37 enlightenment virtues of Buddhism. It is listed on wikitravel - http://wikitravel.org/en/Bangkok/Rattanakosin#b, but ought to be available to Trip Advisor visitors.

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Very pretty temple with lots of wanna-be guides hanging around. If you have your own guide they'll avoid you. If not then you should be prepared to have a few conversations with... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very pretty temple with lots of wanna-be guides hanging around. If you have your own guide they'll avoid you. If not then you should be prepared to have a few conversations with them before politely declining their services.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a good place, generally arranged group tours do bring here the tourists. Again, good family visit spot to visit.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The architecture is quite stunning as is the surrounding landscape. You get a great view of the Mounted Temple from the top. They also have informative material on each floor (like a museum) on the way up to the top. It's underrated bc most people go see the Emerald Buddah, the Grand Palace and the Golden Buddah but I think... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loha Prasat is directly across the street from Wat Saket (Golden Mount) so can easily be combined with a visit there. Entrance for foreigners is 20 baht. Interesting features are the 37 ornate spires, presumably made of iron (thus the name "Iron temple"). For years, the spires were painted a dark black, but recently have been freshly painted in gold... More 

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Although we were kinda scammed, our driver took us here and it was very peaceful and beautiful. We met a man outside the Palace who told us the monks were praying in the palace so it was closed for the morning. He then proceeded to get us a Tuc Tuc to drive us around town for the morning. The driver... More 

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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Feeling templed out? This temple is a completely different experience - climbing the stairs and seeing the gorgeous views through the arched windows is absolutely enchanting. I loved seeing a temple roofs, chofas and other details from this vantage that changes with every flight. At the top the wrap around balcony offers wonderful views of the city. Go up one... More 

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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Wasn't in my itinerary originally but attracted by its beautiful night view whenever passing by, ended up to by my favorite temple in Bangkok. No large tourist crowds compared to Grand Palace or Wat Po, only few monks and tourists spotted in the morning. Beautiful intricate golden ornaments on the roof and windows, there's a grand beautiful golden Buddha with... More 

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Loha Prasat, is an Indian name which means iron castle or iron monastery is one of the magnificent place located in the center of Bangkok city. This metal castle consist center tower having large black iron spires and is the most attractive place. Now it is painted with gold color is and looks wonderful. Loha Prasat is in the grounds... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

The 37 virtues that are required to reach enlightenment are signified by 37 black metal spires. These are arranged on 3 levels and there is a short description of each of the 37 steps which are interesting to read.

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

An incredible complex of buildings, sculptures, Buddhas and more. My favourite was the climb to the top of a central building to "see" a Buddha relic.....what actual relic it was is not clear and it was in a container in a locked room that you could see into. However each level of the climb led you to a different spot... More 

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