Temples & Mosque In Bangkok

If you visit Bangkok, don forget to visit Temples & Mosque In Bangkok

Wat Pho

Temples & Mosque In Bangkok
This large and extensive temple neighbors the Grand Palace enclave on Thai Wang Road and contains a gigantic gold-plated Reclining Buddha some 46 Metres long and 15 Metres high with inlaid mother of pearl soles. The temple is also regarded as the first center of public education and is sometimes called “Thailand’s first university”. Wat Pho Thai Massage is behind the temple.

Open: Daily from 08.30 a.m.-06.30 p.m. Admission: 100 Baht Tel : 0 2226 0335 www.watpho.com; Wat Po Thai Traditional Massage School Tel : 0 2226 4887, 0 2622 3550-1, 0 2221 3686 www.watpomassage.com

Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)

Temples & Mosque In Bangkok
This famous Chao Phraya riverbank landmark diagonally opposite the Grand Palace is best known for a porcelain encrusted 79-meter central pagoda which sparkles in the sun. The temple can be reached either by Arun Amarin Road or by boat from Tha Tian Pier near Wat Pho.

Open: Daily from 08.00 a.m.-06.00 p.m. Admission: 50 Baht Tel : 02466 9179, 0 2891 2185, 0 2465 5640, 0 2466 3167 www.watarun.org

Wat Mahathat

Temples & Mosque In Bangkok
This old temple was built in the reign of King Rama I. Located on Na Phrathat Road near Thammasat University, the temple houses Mahachulalongkorn Buddhist University, one of the two highest seats of Buddhist learning in Thailand and also offers meditation classes for foreigners.

Open: Daily from 07.00 a.m.-05.00 p.m. Tel : 0 2221 5999, 0 2227984, 0 2221 1962, Meditation Centre : 0 2222 6011

Wat Ratchapradit

Temples & Mosque In Bangkok
Situated to the north of Saran Rom Park. It was built in the reign of King Rama IV who intended it to be a temple in the Dhammayutika Sect as well as to be one of the 3 major temples as required by an old tradition to be situated within the capital. The place was originally a royal coffee plantation in the reign of King Rama III. With his personal donation, King Rama IV bought the plantation and had a small temple constructed there, naming it “Wat Ratchapradit Sathitthammayutikaram”. Later, he had the name changed to “Wat Ratchapradit Sathitmahasimaram”. A place of interest in this temple is Phra Wihan Luang - the royal image hall - which houses mural paintings depicting “The Royal Ceremonies over 12 Months” and legend of the solar eclipse phenomenon.

Open: Daily from 09.00 a.m-04.30 p.m. Tel : 0 2222 0855, 0 2622 1030 www.rajapradit.com

Wat Ratchabophit

Temples & Mosque In Bangkok
The temple is located on Fuang Nakhon Road near Wat Pho. Built by King Rama V in 1869, it was in keeping with the tradition that each monarch constructed a temple to mark his reign. The temple is a mixture of local and western styles, showing an awakening interest in new ideas and a desire to experiment with them. The exterior of the chapel is in the Thai style, but the interior is decorated in the European style.

Open: Daily from 09.00 a.m.-05.00 p.m. Tel : 0 2222 3930, 0 2221 0904

Wat Suthat and the Giant Swing

Located on Bamrung Muang Road, this temple is noted for its superb 19th-century murals in the main chapel. The distinctive Giant Swing outside the temple was once used in Brahmanic ceremonies long since discontinued. Nearby shops stock a very comprehensive range of Buddhist religious supplies.

Open: Daily from 08.30 a.m.- 08.00 p.m. Admission: 20 Baht Tel : 0 2222 6935 www.watsuthat.org

Wat Ratchanatdaram

Temples & Mosque In Bangkok
Located on Mahachai Road, the temple was built in the reign of King Rama III in 1846. Loha Prasat, the temple’s main attraction, standing 36 meters high with 37 surrounding spires, is the only one of its kind left in the world. Next to the temple is the area for welcoming an important foreign guest and a memorial statue of King Rama III.

Open: Daily from 09.00 a.m.-05.00 p.m. Tel : 0 2224 8807, 0 2225 7889

Wat Thepthidaram

Located on Mahachai Road, the temple was built in the reign of King Rama III with a mixture of Chinese architectural styles. Sunthon Phu, one of Thailand’s greatest poets, had resided in this temple during his monkhood from 1840-1842.

Open: Daily from 08.00 a.m.-05.00 p.m. Tel : 0 2222 5067

Wat Saket and the Golden Mount

Wat Saket’s major feature is the Golden Mount, dating from the 1800s. A Lanka-style chedi on the top contains relics of Lord Buddha and offers a panoramic view of historic Bangkok.

Open: Daily from 08.00 a.m.-05.00 p.m. Admission: 10 Baht Tel : 0 2621 0576 www.watsakesa.com

Wat Bowon Niwet

This temple is located on Phra Sumen Road in the Bang Lamphu area. Built in 1829, it is the shrine-hall of Phra Phutthachinnasi, a very beautiful Buddha image which was molded in about 1357. This is one of the most important temples of Bangkok, whose one-time chief abbot was King Rama IV before he ascended the throne. King Rama IV and King Rama VII, as well as His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, had resided here during their monkhood.

Open: Daily from 08.30 a.m.-04.30 p.m. Tel : 0 2281 2831-3

Wat Intharawihan

Located on Wisutkasat Road, this temple is well known for a huge standing Buddha image called Luang Pho To. The image, built in the reign of King Rama IV, is 32 Metres tall and 10 Metres wide. The topknot of the Buddha image contains a relic of Lord Buddha brought from Sri Lanka.

Open: Daily from 06.00 a.m.-06.00 p.m. Tel : 0 2281 1406

Wat Benchamabophit

Temples & Mosque In Bangkok
Located on Si Ayutthaya Road, this unique marble temple was constructed during the reign of King Rama V. It employs European ecclesiastic details, such as stained glass windows, and contains a superb cloister collection of bronze Buddha images.

Open: Daily from 09.00- a.m.-05.00 p.m. Admission: 20 Baht Tel : 0 2281 2501, 0 2281 7413, 0 2280 4012

Wat Trai Mit

Located at the end of Chinatown’s Yaowarat Road near Bangkok Railway Station, this temple houses an ancient solid gold seated Buddha image of the Sukhothai Period, three Metres in height and weighing five and a half tons.

Open: Daily from 08.00 a.m.-05.00 p.m. Admission: 20 Baht Tel : 0 2225 9775, 0 22226011, 0 2623 5613 www.wattrimit.com

Gurdwara

The place of worship for Sikhs, on Chakraphet Road. Indian town means the gateway to the guru, however, people of all faiths are welcomed in the Sikh Gurdwara. The people can eat free food served by the Sikh community.

Open: Daily from 08.00 a.m.-05.00 p.m. Bus: 4, 5, 21, 37, 53, 56, 73 Tel : 0 2221 1011 www.thaisikh.org

Maha Umadevi Temple (Hindu)

The temple is situated on Pan Road, Silom. It was built in 1879, houses of Hindu goddess and gods. For those who visit the temple, photos, foods are prohibited. The Navaratri is an important festival and celebrated in September-October.

Open: Daily from 06.00 a.m.-08.00 p.m. BTS Sky Train: get off at Saladaeng Station Underground: get off at Silom Station Tel : 0 2238 4007, 08 4451 5722

Haroon Mosque

Temples & Mosque In Bangkok
The mosque is located on Charoen Krung 36 Road, was built in 1901 with two stories stucco. The interior is decorated in Muslim style with wooden craft. They are some religious leader from other country had visited. The mosque warmly welcomes all visitors.

Open: Daily 09.00-11.00 a.m., 01.3003.00 p.m. and 04.00-05.00 p.m., Friday 02.00-05.00 p.m. Tel : 0 2630 9435

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