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Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, Bangkok

4.7
#11 of 48 in Historic Sites in Bangkok
A little off the beaten path, Wat Bowonniwet Vihara allows you to experience the religious and cultural aspects of Thailand. In fact, even the King has spent some time in monkhood here. It is usually not crowded, so you can relax and take your time enjoying the peaceful atmosphere and fascinating architecture that the temple has to offer. Appreciate the intricate details and murals on the walls as well as the ornate golden Buddha statues. Entrance is free, but you will have to take your shoes off, as footwear is prohibited inside. Make Wat Bowonniwet Vihara a centerpiece of your Bangkok vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bangkok trip generator.
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  • August 16, 2017
    A temple of the so-called first order, which is very interesting and worth seeing in particular by his great statue and wall decorations. From the outside rather unimpressive, so this looks completely different from inside. Located in the North of the old town of Bangkok, to achieve the best by taxi.
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  • August 8, 2017
    We stumbled upon this beautiful temple by chance because our hotel was nearby. And I'm really glad that we entered. The temple features amazing wall paintings and graceful Buddha statues. Moreover, it...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    There is very pace temple and a lot of beautiful Thai agriculture. The wall is full of beautiful arts.  more »
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  • May 3, 2017
    Very close to Khaosan road and beautifully constructed. I went in the morning and the place was very serene. Thumbs up for the friendly staff too.
  • July 8, 2017
    Beautiful puja, specially in this holy day, the 8th ir July.
  • February 20, 2017
    Oasis of peace in the middle of big city. This monastery is such a calm and clean place, making you forget where you are. Often, you can see Buddhist monks taking lessons in some of the small rooms on the outer side of the monastery.
  • May 12, 2017
    The staff there are really warmhearted and voluntary to be your guide. Do remember to donate some money for the maintenance of this beautiful temple
  • July 15, 2017
    Very friendly monks and beautiful golden Buddha statues make this an excellent temple! :)

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