Wat Hua Lumphong
Wat Hua Lumphong
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Silom
Despite the lack of any major tourist attractions, this lively neighborhood is a favorite of many. Whether it's the (somewhat naughty) nightlife of Soi Patpong, the various handicraft night markets or the plethora of dining options that tickle your fancy, a night out in Silom is a must on every itinerary. It's worth a stop during daytime, too: join office workers on a quest to tasty street food during lunch and shop at Silom Complex for a great mix of Thai and international stores. After a day of strolling around the congested sidewalks, a visit to Silom's Lumphini Park, Bangkok's answer to NYC's Central Park, is a welcome change of scenery.
How to get there
  • Sam Yan • 2 min walk
  • Sala Daeng • 9 min walk
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  • kyaw k
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Came to pay homage to Wat Hua Lamphong for the first time.
    I have come to visit and pay homage to Buddha images in Hua Lamphong and make merit for the coffin for the first time. Anyone who comes to Bangkok and wants to pay homage to Buddha images, I recommend Hua Lamphong Temple. It has everything.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Wow Magazine Asia
    Muscat, Oman242 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit to Wat Hua Lamphong Temple Bangkok
    There was no waiting line. We went inside directly. It is very nice. They have many offerings that people can buy before paying respect to the Buddhas. As in every religious place, we have to take off our shoes before going inside. There is a mall on the opposite road. And Montien Surawong Hotel next to the temple.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 November 2023
  • Adeline
    42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Opportunities to Make Merits
    Went to visit the temple before making some coffin donations. There was a room where you can make offerings to a monk and be blessed. If you do not have a “hamper” to offer the monk, they will give you a pink envelop where you can simply place monetary offerings of any amount. After the blessing, you just need to drop the envelop in the box in front of the monk. There is also a station where you can make donations for building of the crematorium - based on the amount you donate, they will let you bring home different relics. My love and I came home with a pair of thai amulets. The person simply asked you to place the money in the envelop, write your name and amount. He did not even touch the money, just helped to seal it and dropped it into the box. There was also a station where you can donate min. 10 baht for a piece of roof tile for temple building. The main hall of the temple was really beautiful. You can look down from the top at the area around. After this, we went to make our donations for the coffins and at the small temple where you need to burn the receipts, there was a kind volunteer who guided us on how to go around to pray at the temple. Overall, very convenient via MRT (blue line) to Sam Yan station. Great experience!!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 December 2023
  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, United Kingdom185,717 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Buddhist Temple With Chinese & Hindu Deities, Home of Ruamkatanyu Foundation
    This is an unusual Buddhist temple near the eponymous train station. It’s also a large temple complex that you wouldn’t expect to find so near to the infamous Patpong. The complex has idols of Hindu, Chinese and Buddhist deities, including Ganesha, Amitabha and Maitreya. Much of the architecture of the complex is typical Thai, except that the ordination hall is one floor up and accessed via a double staircase, where you can also see a giant sculpture of Garuda on the facade. Inside the ordination hall are murals with deep intense colours of blue and burgundy after entering past doors with beautiful mother of pearl inlaid doors and window shutters. The high altar has a golden statue of the Buddha seated and calling earth to witness. The buddha is seated on an unusual curved throne on multiple tiers, with each tier having a different design. One notable service provided by the temple is the Ruamkatanyu Foundation. This foundation provides burial services for those unable to afford funeral services. A truly worthy cause.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 May 2024
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Adeline
42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Went to visit the temple before making some coffin donations.

There was a room where you can make offerings to a monk and be blessed. If you do not have a “hamper” to offer the monk, they will give you a pink envelop where you can simply place monetary offerings of any amount. After the blessing, you just need to drop the envelop in the box in front of the monk.

There is also a station where you can make donations for building of the crematorium - based on the amount you donate, they will let you bring home different relics. My love and I came home with a pair of thai amulets. The person simply asked you to place the money in the envelop, write your name and amount. He did not even touch the money, just helped to seal it and dropped it into the box.

There was also a station where you can donate min. 10 baht for a piece of roof tile for temple building.

The main hall of the temple was really beautiful. You can look down from the top at the area around.

After this, we went to make our donations for the coffins and at the small temple where you need to burn the receipts, there was a kind volunteer who guided us on how to go around to pray at the temple.

Overall, very convenient via MRT (blue line) to Sam Yan station. Great experience!!
Written 9 December 2023
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Whendi88
Singapore, Singapore164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Didnt really visit Wat Hua Lumphong, but the small temple beside it. Went there for coffin donation. Each share is 500baht. The uncle in the temple is very friendly to guide us the whole procedures of prayers.
Written 8 July 2022
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Ray
Leeds, UK70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Beautiful and humbling. A real treat to find such an active local temple, with no other western tourists visible. The coffin donations were very busy (we visited on a Sunday) but the other offerings more simple to understand. Food to bless to donate, robes to donate for monks, candles, etc. Really special.

NB it is opposite a shopping complex which is poorly signed but a treat to escape the heat for a drink/food, especially Japanese food. You can enter via the subway through the train station.
Written 16 March 2023
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Wow Magazine Asia
Muscat, Oman242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
There was no waiting line. We went inside directly. It is very nice. They have many offerings that people can buy before paying respect to the Buddhas.
As in every religious place, we have to take off our shoes before going inside.
There is a mall on the opposite road.
And Montien Surawong Hotel next to the temple.
Written 13 November 2023
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PORhibido
Krungthep Mahanakorn824 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Friends
Apart from its central location next to Sam Yan MRT and across the street from Chamchuri Square, this temple doesn't offer much to tourists. Among Thais it is best known as where to make merits by "donating" coffins for unclaimed bodies. Behind the crowded hall of Chinese gods is what appears like a provincial district office, with tables after tables where well-wishers, even local celebs, complete their "registration" by filling out their names, date of birth, etc. before making a donation. Then they will receive a pink slip to be placed on any coffins they like. Tourists are definitely welcome but taking photos of coffins is considered a taboo.
Written 30 March 2013
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Jeremy C
Singapore, Singapore73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Friends
There are 3 temples that are under this buddhist organization, of which the most convenient temple would be beside Sam Yan MRT station; you should use Exit 1.

Notwithstanding the praying done by buddhist, the donation of coffins can be done be anyone from any religion, i believe. These died bodies were usually found and unclaimed by any family members, thus this organization raises funds to put them in coffins and let them rest in peace.
Written 24 October 2012
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IvanS225
Singapore, Singapore484 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is one of the places I must visit every trip when I am in bangkok. Pretty accessible taking the train to Sam Yan station!

Interior of the temple is beautiful and retains strong traditional thai architecture influence. The bells near the top of the temple are to be struck, it has scriptures engraved on them. Every strike of the bell symbolises reading of the scriptures.

At the base of the temple, there is a place whereby you can donate money to free the cows.

Just next door is the Ruamkatanyu Foundation, whereby you can make merit by donating coffins to the needy and destitute - the coffins are donated to victims who have not only been killed in accidents or murdered, and have no relatives / next of kin to claim the bodies.
Written 12 November 2014
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konmink25
Bangkok, Thailand89 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012
NIce place to visit and make a merit.
Can reach by using MRT.
The MRT station is in front of the temple.
Written 6 March 2013
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pteo66
Singapore, Singapore72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
The temple is located right beside Sam Yan MRT station. The Yi De Tang foundation is open 24hours if you wish to do good deed eg donate a coffin at THB500. At THB500 you can help a deceased during the last journey of his life.To enter the temple, there is entrance fee, but to get to the foundation (from main entrance, turn right and walk to the end) it is free.
Written 25 November 2017
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Julia Soh
Singapore, Singapore64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
We will always pay a visit to Wat Hua Lom Pong to buy a coffin for the poor people or people with no family. The Thais believe that it is good luck to do so. Here, you donate 500 baht for a coffin for poor people or people with no family and the money also goes to Rescue Services.

Walk in and fill in a pink slip on the counters and donate 500 baht. The counter staff will give you a white receipt and a pink slip that you will paste and stick on a coffin yourself using starch glue. Burn the white receipt at the temple (just observe what the others do and do the same).
Written 10 December 2014
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