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Wat Bowornniwet, Bangkok

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Wat Pavaranivesh Vihara Rajavaravihara is a major Buddhist temple in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, Thailand.The temple is a center of the Thammayut Nikaya order of Thai Theravada Buddhism, it is the shrine-hall of Phra Phuttha Chinnasi (พระพุทธชินสีห์), a statue of the Buddha which dates to around 1357. Bowonniwet has been a major temple of patronage for the ruling Chakri dynasty. It is where many royal princes and kings studied and served their monkhood, including King Bhumibol and his son, the present king Vajiralongkorn.ArchitectureThe golden chedi at the wats shrine carries the relics and ashes of Thai royals. The two viharas are closed to public. The T-shaped bot holds a magnificent Sukhothai-period Buddha, cast in 1257 CE to celebrate freedom from the Khmers.The murals on the bots interior walls were traditionally light and limited in their subject matter and style. They were painted to appear three-dimensional. Monk artist Khrua In Khong introduced Western style in the murals depicting Buddhist subjects.
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  • September 17, 2017
    Another wonderful temple - the grounds are quite big so you can easily spend at least an hour wandering around.  more »
  • May 10, 2017
    The temple is quiet and very beautiful. There are several entrances to the temple and the atmosphere is peaceful.  more »
  • December 1, 2016
    A temple really fantastic, worth visiting it, since it has many attractive. We must not pay entrance fee to enter, and you can walk from Khao San Road, they are approximately about 1500 meters.
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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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