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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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  • 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 ...  more »
  • Not just a temple, it is a temple with social care charity! Meditate at the main temple is always peace and serene. The additional feeling of peace and happiness is where can you donate fun for the un...  more »
  • A friend of mine recommended this place to us. Super easy to reach here by MRT, right next to Sam Yam station. Went in the noon on a Tuesday and it was pretty crowded at the donation area. There's no ...  more »
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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.
  • A typical temple with all you need to know about Buddhism. The entrance fee is 40 Baht for foreigners. (38 Baht - 1 Euro) It is easy to get to. Just take the subway to Sam Yan station. (Special prices for children and the elderly)
  • Nice temple next to the Sam Yan train station.. went here when we had gone to the Patpong night market It really looked beautiful at night and worth a visit if you are nearby
  • Fabulous spot for a visitor to take in the local culture and donate to good cause. A true cultural centre. Don't miss.
  • I used to come to pray and donate for coffin, and now I visit there whenever I trip to BKK, caz my wish came true. Foreigners now have to pay 40THB as emtrance fee to pray for main buddha image, bu it's worth for it. Just in front of BTS Sam Yan station.

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