Also known as the Temple of the Golden Buddha, this wat houses the world's largest solid gold Buddha. Three meters (ten ... More
Also known as the Temple of the Golden Buddha, this wat houses the world's largest solid gold Buddha. Three meters (ten feet) tall and made of five and a half tons of gold, it was re-discovered by accident in 1957. The 13th-century Sukhothai style Buddha had been brought to Bangkok by King Rama III, who had encased it in stucco to protect it. This is an essential part of any Chinatown exploration.
I like the place because its very easy to go there via the skytrain, exit at Hua Lumpong train station and cross the street. The temple is right smack at the entrance of Chinatown. The temple complex is teeming with people last time I was there, it was Chinese New Year , Feb 17 2007, but it was a great experience to be back there after 20 yrs. I would definitely make the temple a part of my future visit in Bangkok.
This Wat is made of white Carrana marble, hence it is also called The Marble Temple. Constructed by King Rama
V in 1901, it employs European ecclesiastic details, such as stained glass windows and contains a superb cloister collection ...
Wat Saket Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan is a Buddhist temple located at the foothills of the Phu Khao Thong (Golden
Mount). The temple was built during the Ayutthaya era (1350 1767) and was refurbished by King Rama I during ...
This is a beautiful temple with an interesting history. In the 16th Century, an earthquake partially destroyed the chedi (spire)
at the top. It was partially reconstructed in 1992, but ever since only the 60 meter high (197 feet) ...