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Wat Yannawa

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Address: 40 jaroenkrung Rd., Yannawa, sathorn, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Phone Number:
+66 2 672 3216
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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So, my friend who lives in Bangkok attends this temple so I got a first hand view of it today. There is a boat shaped building but it is NOT the temple. It strictly a physical... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
gary c
Carolina, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

Thank Clive R
Carolina, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So, my friend who lives in Bangkok attends this temple so I got a first hand view of it today. There is a boat shaped building but it is NOT the temple. It strictly a physical metaphor that is associated with prosperity. We went into the main temple and I got to meet and talk with a monk about the... More 

Thank gary c
Sachse, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wat Yannawa is near the Sathorn/Central Pier and near Saphan Taksin BTS station. It has beautiful roof. The pier has good views of the river. We spent about one hour there.

Thank BangkokSachse
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a temple that looks like a Chinese Fishing Junk and seems to be associated with prosperity and trade.....nearby is a monument to 108 Chinese (merchants or monks) who perished at sea (storm or pirates)....it is not clear but there is a memorial.

Thank DJS1950
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

take bts to saphan taksin pier , (this is the same pier to asiatique(night market) take wat yannawa temple exit at the saphan taksin bts about 10 minutes walk to the temple. beside the wat yannawa temple there is a big temple famous for 4 face Buddha and etc before visiting the temple, suggest you buy fish foods for the... More 

Thank robin r
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I went with my girlfriend ,and they healed her one year problem with shoulder and also they gave me and amazing massage,we repeated and highly recommend to come,best part was zero tourist and in a clean and relaxing Thai atmosphere ,must come!!!:)

Thank Bernardo L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Good place for relaxing saphan taksin pier just down exit 4 Bts the boat temple good for meditation and pics

Thank Claudio Z
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

The temple is the old temple which has one of temple building designed in boat shapes. This signature building was the reference of the temple named as Wat Yannawa. This boat temple building were located in the middle of the temple area. Another signature of This temple is the building which keep the holy relic of the Buddha. The tourist... More 

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Georgetown, Penang
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

A short walk from the BTS Saphan Taksin station would lead you to Wat Yannawa (Temple of Junk), an old temple built during the Ayutthaya era, under the reign of King Rama III. The 43m stylistic "junk monument" aka Samphao Chendi at the center of the compound is believed to be the only one in Thailand. Other than admiring the... More 

Thank crizlai
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Don't bother. Its right by the sky train station, easy 3 min walk, several eateries nearby; big car park to accommodate many coaches, filled with (esp.) mainland Chinese & Vietnamese tourists. The main temple/museum building - no photos allowed, and bluntly encouraged to make donations at every box (many); very crowded with pushy, rude, loud mouthed & (in some cases)... More 

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Sathorn is Bangkok’s central business district, but here you’ll find much more than international banks and suited-up office workers. Take a stroll along the small alleys between the skyscrapers and you’ll find yourself among Bangkokians living life at a much slower pace. Feast on fantastic Thai food which you can find in the town-house restaurants, office food courts and sidewalk food stalls spread all over the area, especially around St. Louis Hospital. A visit to Sathorn is not complete without a drink at one of the glitzy sky bars perched atop its skyscrapers.
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