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Wat Bowonniwet Vihara

248 Phra Sumen Road | Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
+66 2 629 5854
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Take a walk through China Town to get to the Golden Buddha. The whole experience is well worth it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lee-anne G
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Wonderfull Temple

This is a very nice monastry in khaosan area. Main tmple, Ubosoth ,all the images and inside mural... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anita B
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248 Phra Sumen Road | Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Take a walk through China Town to get to the Golden Buddha. The whole experience is well worth it. We used the Hop-on Hop-off river tour and then walked from the pier. It's a good 4km walk, so be prepared

Thank Lee-anne G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice monastry in khaosan area. Main tmple, Ubosoth ,all the images and inside mural painting are amazing. There is a wonderful small reclyning buddha images behind main temple. I ove this temple.

Thank Anita B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to go and see. It was very enjoyable and I would love to go back. These great sights are not very far from each other so thake your time and look at all the detail in the design.

Thank Greg M
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

While you sit in the temple, a very present calm washes over you. The Buddha is incredibly beautiful but the entire "alter" with the 5 servant Buddhas circling around the main Buddha is equally as awe-inspiring. Very peaceful, very calming. Just gorgeous.

Thank Jkarr11
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

It was interesting to see so many devout people praying and giving homage to their religion. very crowded

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

I enjoyed looking at all of the large statues. Everything was well kept and you were able to get close up and view.

Thank lynnette B
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Entrance free! Nice temple, very colorful, quiet. One of the most famous temples in Thailand and close to khaosan.

2  Thank Gabriella H
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

The Golden Buddha is amazing to see in person. The Temple is very clean and well kept! Go early to avoid crowds and the heat.

Thank TwoAdventure
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Wow. Amazing temple. So beautiful. We went on city temple tour and this was a highlight. Go there, its worth it.

Thank Joan W
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Like most temples, you need modest clothing to visit. This was not as crowded as other spots so we were able to get some nice up close viewing of the statue.

1  Thank JH_10999
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Ozzy B
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Response from John Bentley R | Reviewed this property |
The entrance statues are temple guardians that prevent demons,devils and other things from entering the temple.The dripping black paint can be symbolically translate into that they could be blood thirsty in protecting the... More
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