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Wat Bowonniwet Vihara

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

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It is a amazing to just go and see how beautiful it is. We took a lot of pictures and we enjoyed the experience. there is a dress code and it is hot so wear loose fitting... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a amazing to just go and see how beautiful it is. We took a lot of pictures and we enjoyed the experience. there is a dress code and it is hot so wear loose fitting clothing so you can be comfortable

Thank DWhite713
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Breath taking. Try and visit early morning when monks are praying. Very hot and humid. Dress lightly but remember to cover shoulders and knees. Very strict won't let you in.

Thank LondonCher
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Amongst the hustle and bustle of the backpackers paradise is another little beauty, the grounds have plenty of buildings and Stupa's to see. Once you've had a drink and something to eat whilst people watching take time to drop in here before you move on.

Thank Clive R
Bangkok, Thailand
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I have nothing much to say regarding this temple. I could say that it is one of the best and the most beautiful temples in Thailand. The temple is located a few min walks from Kasoarn raod. The temple indeed represents Jakkri royal dynasty. “Charming , Serenity and peaceful “ Most of the Thai kings was being monk here before... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

What sticks in my mind most from here is the golden stupa that I nearly (somehow) missed along with the grounds! Well maintained and peaceful this is a beautiful temple I'm glad I visited (although the tuk tuk driver had to ask a colleague where it was). Conservative/long clothes due to the temple's status.

Thank Sam L
Sachse, Texas
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The temple is nice and clean. The temple is near KSR. The main hall is in the front. The small halls in the back are also beautiful.

Thank BangkokSachse
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5 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

What is there to really say? It's stunningly beautiful and the entire grounds are well kept and very serene. It's a short walk from Khaosan and easy to find.

Thank Kyle S
Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

I have visited this Wat on almost every trip to Bangkok. It is beautiful, welcoming and there is usually something going on. It is a teaching wat so there are often graduations. It's a nice place to spend an hour.

Thank Birdie3
Hamilton, Montana
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Not large and not many tourists, although sitting right on a main road. Photos of the late king as a monk. Beautiful golden Buddha. Just needs a short stop to visit, but also a place to rest and relax in relative cool.

Thank chuckatbigsky
Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The Wat Bowonniwet Vihara is Buddhist temple in the City Bangkok, it's a royal temple of the first grade, was built in the reign the Rama III, very nice gold pagoda located nearly Khaosan Road just a few minutes walk from Ratchadamnern Road, to get there by public transport bus no.56 stop in front of the Temple

Thank NarisaB

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