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371 Thetsaban Sai 1 Road | Wat Kalayanamitr, Thonburi, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Visited this Buddhist temple while exploring the ‘other’ side of the Chao Phraya River. There is a water taxi stop very close to this temple. Much of the complex is currently undergoing a large scale renovation but this does not interfere with the overall tranquility...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Each Wat has it's own unique draw aside from the massive Buddhas. Getting across the river in the boat taxi is great. Buy your ticket at the Flower Market heading over and pay at the desk after deboarding on the return. The area outside the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Perhaps my favourite temple in all of Bangkok. Very inconspicuous, but by all means worthwhile to take the boat just a bit further than Wat Arun. The place is a bit desolate, castigated by the sun, but as you enter the main building, it all...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank Higuma2017
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The temple is located on the Thonburi Side of Bangkok, so very peaceful and almost no tourist. It was built at the peak time of trade with China, so architecture is very Chinese influenced. In the courtyard you will find many antique Chinese stone statues,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank pierremichelshanghai
Reviewed 5 June 2017

To get to this temple we took the Chao Praya Express boat to a dock across the river from the temple and then took another ferry just across the river. This is a very quiet, non-touristy temple and that was lovely. We sat inside the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank AmericanHomestead
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Free entrance, no waiting lines. Nice to see, Quiet place. This temple is out of the tourist zone, We were brought here by a bike tour. Nice te visit if you have some time left in Bangkok.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Jeroen A
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I found this temple, when I was searching for Wat Arun and I am glad I have found it. It looks kind of messy from the outside, because there is probably some reconstruction and a lot of trash, but when I stepped inside... I was...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Jolana H
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We went here with a cycling tour (Co van Kessel). Small temple complex with the biggest sitting Buddha There were hardly any tourists there and we got to ring the giant bell three times for good luck after looking at the Buddha. If you're around...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Bart N
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We had been to Wat Arun a number of times. Always crowded and busy, with people swarming everywhere. After a Khlong tour we were given the option of going to Wat Arun (again) or to Wat Kalayanamitr. We decided the latter and it was more...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The Thonburi area of Thailand across the Chao Praya river used to be where the capital of the Thai kingdom was situated. The capital was moved across the river to Rattanakosin after Burmese invasion by Rama I who identified it would be easier to defend....More

Date of experience: November 2015
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