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Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat)

Maha Chai Road | Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
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The Loha Prasat is an amazing building with an iron roof made of 37 spires signifying the 37 enlightenment virtues of Buddhism. It is listed on wikitravel - http://wikitravel.org/en/Bangkok/Rattanakosin#b, but ought to be available to Trip Advisor visitors.
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Maha Chai Road | Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a Buddhist temple located at the intersection between Ratchadamnoen Klang and Maha Chaj Road, in Bangkok. This is within walking distance from Wat Saket. Opens daily from 9am to 5pm.

Thank orcaandbeluga
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got there in the middle of the morning and there was hardly anybody about, surprisingly. At first we were not allowed in to climb up the stairs, because of an expected cavalcade of vehicles of dignitaries driving down the nearby street. We went to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We asked our tour guide to go here just because we kept driving by it to see other things and are so glad we did! It was beautiful and peaceful and practically had the place to ourselves. You can climb up the circular staircase and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat) was hidden from the public for years since it was located right behind one of the earlier large building, Chalermthai Theater. It was only recently when the theater was torn down that this temple received its renovation and brought back...More

Thank Charn P
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

This temple is actually 10 minutes walk to the Golden Mount Temple. The main part of the temple with all the golden spires is under renovation on the far side, but still it is a lovely temple to visit because it is relaxed and uncrowded...More

Thank SurfingWild
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

We stumbled upon this temple just around sunset, and were in awe! It was so peaceful to stroll around, with almost no other tourists there, seeing the monks talking among themselves. Stop by here for a much more tranquil setting than some of the other...More

Thank danny492
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

The temple closed at 5pm so be sure to be there early if you want to get in. Or if not, you can just walk around the outter area and look at the beautiful architect of the temple.

Thank Claire C
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Loha Prasat is a must see unique temple (in a complex with other temples), and more worthwhile imo than Wat Saket (golden mount) 5min away! Hardly anyone else there, interesting information available in English, able to walk to the top and have lovely views. There...More

Thank Rachel H
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

I stumbled upon this on the way to Wat Saket and it is beautiful. It's small enough that you can just take a quick walk through it but that doesn't make it any less stunning.

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Remember shoes must be removed & decently dressed. It was built for the royal niece in 1846. The Loha Prasat signage means iron castle or iron monastery, is composes of five towers, of which the outer, middle and the center tower contain large black iron...More

Thank G L
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annakimchi
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Response from Claudio Z | Reviewed this property |
like others days.. tel.+66 2 224 8807
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Response from Kartos | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the temple entry is free and devoid of crowds as it is in a secluded place. Very peaceful to spend an afternoon at the temple. Walk up to the fifth storey to enjoy awesome views of the city.
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