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Wat Mangkon Kamalawat

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Address: 432 Charoenkrung Rd, Pompab Sattru Pai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
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+66 2 222 3975

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Chinese Buddhist temple!

The largest and most important Chinese Buddhist temple in Bangkok. I go there at Chinese New Year, and it was very crowded but worth a visit. Difficult to explain the atmosphere... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The largest and most important Chinese Buddhist temple in Bangkok. I go there at Chinese New Year, and it was very crowded but worth a visit. Difficult to explain the atmosphere and the smells, you need to feel it by yourself...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Part of your walk through China Town must be by here. Wonderful place to stumble upon and snap a few pictures. I little piece of scenery in the middle of the busy China town.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Chinese architecture here at China town in Bangkok,Thailand. There are a lot of people. Most recommend for anyone who love about Thai-Chinese culture.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

its very nice to see this old chinese temple in the center of bangkoks chinatown. taking a bunch of incense sticks and making wishes for whatever... a must see.

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Thank MC Brigitte S
Lake Tahoe (California), California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It brought me back to my roots. I have never set foot in China but being here allowed me to connect with the history of my grandparents. Very deep and profound experience for me.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This Chinese temple in China town was a little hard to find and then once we found it it took some time to find the entrance. The place in nearly 150 years old and the outside looks like something shady is going on so it was pretty cool going in there. The inside is really quite neat and looks as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Wat Mangkon Kamalawat is unique for Bangkok as it is the largest Chinese Buddhist temple in the city. It is a Mahayana Buddhist temple built in Chinese style circa 1871. It is accessible by a gate just off of Charoen Krung Rd. and its Chinese-style edifice makes it a difficult site to miss. The temple is less likely to have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

you can go there to understand the pagoda foundation free entrance opposite this pagoda, is the Yaorawat market, where a lot of Chinese businessman work and sell all bracelets, swords, bronze statues and dimsum

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

This temple is always crowded, but very convenience for traveler. During Chinese New Year, this temple is always crowded, Mostly Thai-Chinese people come to pray for the god of fortune to protect them from every bad events. If you come for pray or worship, you do not have to buy incense, candle, flower from the outside shop, there is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

The Chinese temple is a working temple full of worshippers and very few tourists. It is a completely different experience. Oriental alright but not Thai. Different atmosphere, different design, colors and ornaments. It is somewhat hidden in a side alley and we used Google maps to find it. One hour should be more than enough, entry is free, there does... More 

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Chinatown / Yaowarat
Better known as 'Yaowarat' among locals, Chinatown is Bangkok's bustling district that never sleeps. During the day, the main street and its small alleyways are filled with a vibrant mix of colours, scents and flavours coming from the roadside restaurants and all-day markets. The real action, however, happens after sunset. Surrounded by neon lights, Thais and tourists alike flock here around dinnertime to feast on some of the best street food in town. Escape the chaos by venturing a little further from the main road and discover hidden shrines, friendly locals and daily life in its purest form.
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