Wat Mangkon Kamalawat
Wat Mangkon Kamalawat
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leshy-travel
Bydgoszcz, Poland418 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Wat Mangkon Kamalawat is the most important Chinese Buddhist temple in Bangkok's Chinatown. Was founded as a Mahayana Buddhist temple in 1871 or 1872. It is characterized by classical Chinese architecture style. The temple is close to MRT station and easy to find. If you are planning a trip to Bangkok, it is worth visiting this place. I have been there several times and each visit turned out to be very interesting.
Written 25 March 2023
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笑文
Dubai, United Arab Emirates45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
There are many reasons why locals and foreigners visit the Dragon temple. There are many old and beautiful statues which can be enjoyed as an art piece or appreciated as a sacred sculpture. The tradition and culture are very interesting. You can observe how Chinese ward off bad luck using red paper fanning on the body etc
Written 19 February 2022
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Abovetheclouds
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Solo
If you go to the market in Chinatown, then this is located off a small side street. Not worth a special trip but if you are in the area and want to escape the chaos and heat for 5 minutes!
Written 10 January 2022
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Arm Pasakorn
Kanchanaburi, Thailand4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
On Chinese New Year, my family and I went to visit this place. They traveled from Kanchanaburi after having finished paying homage to their ancestors and traveled all the way to here. and have done many activities together within the family This year's Chinese New Year, even with the covids, we're all here happily together.
Written 22 October 2021
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😊Aii Burstein 🍀🌸
Vienna, Austria3,017 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Friends
Wat Mongkon Kamalawat known as Wat Leng Noei Yi was built 1871 in a classic Chinese architectural style, as Mahayana Buddhist temple in Bangkok. It's the largest Chinese Buddhist temple in Bangkok and most important not only for people in Thailand. It hosts celebrations of a number of year-round events including Chinese New Year, and the annual Chinese vegetarian festival.
It's located in the district of Pom Prap Sattru Phai in the city's Chinatown, beside the Charoen Krung Road. Easy to get there with public transport MRT, at the "Wat Mangkon" station.
Written 20 February 2021
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freefireman
Vienna, Austria2,407 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Wat Mankon Kamalawat (Temple of the Dragon Flower), located in the Charoenkrung Road, is the largest and most important Chinese Buddhist temple in Chinatwon, which was founded around 1871. The temple is very large and divided into many rooms, all of which are very beautiful and designed in the typical beautiful red and gold style of Chinese temples. There are numerous containers in each room for sacrificing the mandatory incense sticks.
The temple was built in a classic Chinese style, with typical curved tiled roofs, decorated with animal and flower motifs, including the ubiquitous Chinese dragons. The Ubosot houses a gold-colored Buddha image in the Chinese style of representation above an altar, where religious ceremonies are also performed.
The main entrance to the Viharn is flanked by four large guardian statues in warrior costumes, two on each side. Around the temple there are shrines that are dedicated to a variety of Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian deities and depict all the important figures of the local Chinese faith.
At the back of the temple are three pavilions, one dedicated to the Chinese goddess of compassion, one to the founder of the temple, Phra Archan Chin Wang Samathiwat, and one to Saint Lak Chao.
In the temple there is a gallery of very beautiful gilded Buddha images. In the courtyard in front of the main temple there are several smaller shrines, including an oven for the ritual burning of paper money and other utensils.
The temple is always very well attended, mostly by locals, but also by interested tourists, because the temple always has a very calm and pleasant atmosphere that creates a very spiritual atmosphere that invites you to linger.
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Written 8 January 2020
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JSTrip_77
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina1,235 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
A beautiful and colorful attraction in Bangkok's Chinatown area, this is also a working temple attracting many worshippers. I really enjoyed the experience of the colorful decorations and the strong smell of incense. And, just outside of the temple, there are loads of amazing street food options.
Written 4 September 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,921 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
This is a beautiful old Chinese Buddhist temple. The architecture is Chinese style. You can visit when you come to China town.
Written 23 July 2019
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ash666
Whitley Bay1,461 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
This is right in the middle of Chinatown, 1km walk from Hua Lampong MRT station.
There are lots of small bits but the main hall is very spectacular and I found listening to the monks chanting for a while was very relaxing.
No need to take shoes of, either.
Written 8 May 2019
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JSolitude
Ostend, Belgium1,083 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
This magnificent ornate Chinese Buddhist temple is often overlooked in favor of the nearby and more famous Wat Traimit (Temple of the Golden Buddha), but when it comes to interior and atmosphere Wat Mangkon is actually far more impressive.
To avoid the crowds of nearby Chinatown it's best to come around 1 hour before closing time.
Written 2 May 2019
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