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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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  • Beautiful temple, located in an extensive complex. The domain also contains a small school. Especially the beautiful ornaments, in Chinese style, are worth watching. There are also some animals for those arriving by car (mainly cattle) feeding (for a small fee of course) in order to have done a good deed again;-) Fun if you are in the environment, but not really worth it to this temple to go look up specific ... then there are nicer in BKK!
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  • more so by chance, I was taken by Thai business associates to this temple complex. Large operating here - especially on the weekend. With hardly any tourists are to find. I was able to support the temple complex with 40 baht admission. But otherwise is here at every opportunity (sale, donation boxes, etc coins in fountains, incense and candles) money collected. The contrast with the modern, urban environment is interesting on the system.
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  • This temple, located opposite the big split that ran from the opposite building, Chulalongkorn University can visit chamchuri merit. There are many traditional philanthropy.
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  • Small but nice temple. I enjoyed the many cats lying around. Recently, they have started charging foreigners to go up to the actual temple, which is a disgusting policy but in this case I think it was only 20 baht or so.
  • Really beautiful. Impressive between mrt station and skyscrapers
  • Really nice temple close to the metro station it is worth to see and do some pics.
  • Nice place ... so many temple ... clean premises ...
  • I don't really know what inside. But, seriously. For meditation?