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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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Close to Kao San Road.

Amongst the hustle and bustle of the backpackers paradise is another little beauty, the grounds have plenty of buildings and Stupa's to see. Once you've had a drink and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Clive R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amongst the hustle and bustle of the backpackers paradise is another little beauty, the grounds have plenty of buildings and Stupa's to see. Once you've had a drink and something to eat whilst people watching take time to drop in here before you move on.

Thank Clive R
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have nothing much to say regarding this temple. I could say that it is one of the best and the most beautiful temples in Thailand. The temple is located a few min walks from Kasoarn raod. The temple indeed represents Jakkri royal dynasty. “Charming , Serenity and peaceful “ Most of the Thai kings was being monk here before... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What sticks in my mind most from here is the golden stupa that I nearly (somehow) missed along with the grounds! Well maintained and peaceful this is a beautiful temple I'm glad I visited (although the tuk tuk driver had to ask a colleague where it was). Conservative/long clothes due to the temple's status.

Thank Sam L
Sachse, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The temple is nice and clean. The temple is near KSR. The main hall is in the front. The small halls in the back are also beautiful.

Thank BangkokSachse
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What is there to really say? It's stunningly beautiful and the entire grounds are well kept and very serene. It's a short walk from Khaosan and easy to find.

Thank Kyle S
Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Hamilton, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 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 28 January 2017 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

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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

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

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