Wat Yannawa
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Riverside
How to get there
  • Saphan Taksin • 3 min walk
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Chang Percy
Taipei, Taiwan163 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
It is located near the Saphan Taksin station and free to enter. It is a little different to other temples because the shape is a Chinese junk. The ambience is tranquil and not crowded.
Written 9 January 2024
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BTS1972
Munich, Germany3,478 contributions
Mar 2023
The temple is less frequented by tourists, but can be reached easily via the Sathom Thaksin BTS station / pier. The temple itself is ship-shaped and is in "normal religious service" not obstructed by large tourist masses. If you want to see this, go here.
Written 20 March 2023
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
Sept 2019 • Solo
I had visited this beautiful Temple dedicated to Lord Buddha during my stay in Novotel Bangkok Silom Road Hotel during my Bangkok trip. The temple has 3 pagoda style towers. Inside the temple there is a ac hall with many idols depicting old age where devotees had offered donations in cash.
Written 18 July 2020
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Quang Kiet Le
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam962 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
This temple was located very close to Saphan Taksin BTS, less than 5 minutes on foot, and was uniquely beautiful. We were there while people was gathering to pour water on the monks on the second day of Songkran - such an amazing experience.
Written 17 April 2019
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan6,566 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
You can find this boat shaped temple near the Sathorn Pier. It was built during the Ayutthaya period. As the city grew so did the temple. The trade between Siam and China kept expanding and by King Rama III’s time the traditional Chinese junk boats were replaced by modern ships. As a tribute to these trading vessels the king ordered the construction of a new shrine hall in the shape of a junk boat. I felt that this temple was not only historical but also had a lot of character and personality.

Written 24 December 2018
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Traveller87987687
Bangkok, Thailand3,110 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
I am not really impressed by Thai Buddhist temples anymore, I just saw too many. I still admire the beauty of the architecture and the colourful design, but it is not that special anymore when seeing them on a daily basis for a long time.

But what still attracts me is when they feature something unusual. A few temples are completely white and that is very rare. Or sometimes it is about the architecture, something unique.

The unique thing at Yannawa Temple is the “Boat Chedi”. It is a concrete structure shaped like a boat – or better a Chinese junk – with two chedis (stupas) and a prayer room or mini temple (viharn) on top. You can enter it from the stern end. Here one can buy incense and a small bouquet of orchids. These items are used as an offering to Buddha before requesting good luck. It definitely beats the red Fanta that some gods have to be content with!

According to some internet sources the building was created by King Rama III in 1835. He chose the shape to remind the people that boats it this particular style (Chinese junk) brought wealth to the kingdom and into their lives.

It is very close to the Sky Train Station “Saphan Taksin” and can be reached in less than 5 minutes by foot. The compound is open from 5:00 in the morning until 22:00 in the evening.

The logo at the entrance gate features the boat.
Written 23 August 2018
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Sunny Y
Vancouver, Canada133 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Wat Yannawa is a temple located along the Chao Phraya River. It’s also located about 5 minutes from the Saphan Taksin BTS station. It’s free to go in.

What’s unique about this temple is that there is a boat located inside the complex.
The complex is very beautiful and very peaceful. You are free to walk around the entire complex.

If you go through the back, you can see the Chao Phraya River. There is a shop along the pier where you can purchase bread and fish food for 20 thb and feed the fish. Beware of all the pigeons that are by the pier. They will fly close to you looking for food.

If you’re looking to do merit or just looking to explore some temples, I would highly recommended checking the Wat Yannawa.
Written 17 August 2018
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Chatchai W
Bangkok, Thailand43 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
Good place for mediation. Can come with friends, family and couple for making merit. Have parking space without pay.
Written 28 July 2018
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Cris W
Nottingham, UK1,840 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
We got the SkyTrain here and walked along the river. The temple is a little different to the rest with its boat shape but still commands respect.

It wasn't busy so we sat and prayed for a while.
Written 22 November 2017
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Clive R
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK1,827 contributions
Mar 2017
A very old temple which was formerly a stable for buffaloes, it has a new metal structure over the top protecting it. Clearly in need of a lot of renovation there is not a lot to see from the outside. A concrete Chinese style junk has been built in the grounds and is the only one of the stylistic junks in Thailand. Well that's what it says on the info

As I was wandering back to the entrance I noticed a sign for Buddhist television but unfortunately couldn't get anymore info
Written 17 March 2017
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