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Wat Kalayanamitr Varamahavihara

371 Thetsaban Sai 1 Road | Wat Kalayanamitr, Thonburi, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
+66 2 466 4665
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371 Thetsaban Sai 1 Road | Wat Kalayanamitr, Thonburi, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
+66 2 466 4665
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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

1  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

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

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.

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

1  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

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

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

Thank summerofscience
Reviewed 4 January 2016

To echo other reviewers, we were introduced to this temple as a stop on a cycling tour. What a wonderful stop! The serenity of this temple overwhelms you as you begin to explore the grounds; there are no crowds despite its proximity to Wat Arun....More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

This is an excellent temple and almost completely devoud of tourists. Not exactly a ghost town because some locals are always coming to pray. The temple and surroundings are peaceful, serene and really very beautiful not so much in a blow you away kind of...More

Thank Faraaj Q
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