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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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A Beautiful Place to Visit

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I called it The Wat style resort due to it's size of compound and mansion looking Wat. The entire area is well managed clean and guarded all the time...each of have it's own section separated by fences according to monk-ship titles and attached with big open kitchen for every each of them...big Carp fishes down the lakes landscaped with greens... More 

Thank Rangoon R
California/San Luis Obispo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing history associated with this temple and what it holds within. This location is not an all day event. One should incorporate this temple as an overall part of a tour. Takes only about an hour to see the whole Wat.

Thank WhyAmIStillworking
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A historical temple with lots of stories behind specially for Buddhist People, a combination of gold and jade statutes unbelievable craft by thai people

Thank John292014
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice shrine with beautiful buddha statue.. Shiny and sparkly. Quiant place and a nice site for a nice day outing.

Thank mikshar
เมืองเชียงใหม่, ไทย
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

It's a holy Buddhist temple in Bangkok and one of the most important temples in Thailand. Very nice location and beautiful arts. You must visit this place when you are in Bangkok.

Thank Wonderfulecotourteam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Another Buddha another temple , saw quite a few when here and although they are all different only so much othese you need to see as it gets a bit repetitive .

Thank dianegeorge
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

On the Buddhist Lent day, Wat Bowonniwet celebrate this occasion by holding the ritual of offering dancing ladies ginger and flowers to monks. People smile and prepare flowers. The ritual start in the afternoon. The flower will be dried and used to prepare the amulet.

Thank PanSum

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