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Wat Hua Lumphong, Bangkok

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Wat Hua Lamphong is a Royal Buddhist temple, third class, in the Bang Rak District of Bangkok, Thailand.It is located on Rama IV Road, with Si Lom Road and Suriwong Road in Bangkok's modern business district to the southeast, and Si Phraya Road to the northwest. It is a block from The Montien hotel, and approximately 1 km from the city's main Hua Lamphong railway station. An entrance to Sam Yan Station on the Bangkok metro is located outside the main entrance to the temple compound on Rama IV road.HistoryWat Hua Lamphong was renovated to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ascension to the throne of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) in 1996. The royal seal of what became known as the Kanchanapisek, or Golden Jubilee, year, showing two elephants flanking a multi-tiered umbrella, features extensively in the temple's remodelling.Style and LayoutInside the temple compound, the ubosot and viharn are unusual in being raised on a one-story high platform, accessed by a wide staircase. The platform also supports the temple's chedi.The compound in front of and below the ubosot platform is home to a number of shrines dedicated to important Thai Buddhist figures, including King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), and the Hindu god Ganesha.
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  • Hualamphong name is MRT Hualamphong station, not the one in front of Sam yan station next to the temple is. Tourists is not so much feeling and appearance for local residents pray diligently stood out. In cattle, had been given food.
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  • See building an admirable lunch after the visit. Sam yan station is a Royal Temple of the side. Also offer alms to the nameless is known. The visits to the shrine are 40 THB. In the surrounding area free of charge.
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  • Temple located near the Silom district. This temple is very popular by the Thais. Much less touristy than the nearby temples of the royal palace. The complex has many shrines dedicated to important Thai Buddhist figures, including the King (Rama V) and the Hindu God Ganesha. The temple complex also contains a crematorium, and neighborhoods of living quarters for the monks.
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  • For those that want to discover the soul of a Nation, there are places one can go that reveal the true character of the People; sitting in the heart of Bangkok, there is a sacred Buddhist temple that is one of those places. In many ways Wat Hua Lampong is similar to the many beautiful temples sprinkled around this sprawling city; however, in one section, dozens of volunteers work tirelessly around the clock every day of the year to take donations that provide cremation coffins for those that cannot afford the final expense of life. What is truly remarkable is the number of donors that make their way through Bangkok traffic to help the destitute; from early to late, quite literally 24 hours a day, a constant stream forms a queue to donate. Whether rich or poor, some come solely to make merit, bringing themselves good, hopefully increasing the quality of the next life and contributing to their growth towards enlightenment; however, some come to celebrate their own Birthday or other important event with donation and prayer. In any case, a wonderfully compassionate act. It is here the Thai soul is most visible, the sheer numbers of donors from all walks of life is unlike anything I have seen before; business men and women, clerks, sales people, uniforms, working girls, and lady-boys. All are here with a common goal; help those that cannot provide for themselves.
  • We went to the funeral at Wat Hua Lam Phong. The main hall on the second floor is beautiful and the views are excellent. The parking is at the back in the school and at the parking building. There is a beautiful Chinese shrine at the front.
  • Compared to many others i find this pretty dirty all around and there is also a ticket of 40bt. Unevitable traffic noise around. Still worth the visit.
  • Saturday, after Chakri day.. very busy around lunchtime.. great experience
  • Always here to make donate to build their future temple IG: VinShinGoh #randomnoobmobilephotographer
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