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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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  • This is primarily for you to donate a minimum of THB500 for the poor to get themselves a coffin. This is also a chinese temple with gods and dieties for praying. You can also donate more than THB500 a...  more »
  • I have been here on the March last year by myself and Hua Lumphong was the one of the Amazing temple in Bangkok, take just a couple minute walk away from train station. Great, you should be here!!  more »
  • Nice temple. Thais like it to make merit because it provides caskets for the poor. Easily accessible from MRT.  more »
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  • Famous temple of Samyan-Silom area. People like to go to donate coffin.
  • A lovely temple complex very close to Sam Yan MRT station. It is full of locals, not tourists
  • This is a pretty nice temple, although not as big as most of others, very modest and nice architecture nonetheless. Close to transportation and easy to get to, it's something nice to fit into your trip when in Bangkok.
  • A Place when Death Body get peace. I go to Pray there often. Great place for Pray and Donate. If you donate money here, it'll go to A charity which take care for death bodies.
  • Nowadays with the royal palace being reserved for paying respect to the late king of Thailand. This is a great alternative for anyone from other countries to get closer to an authentic Thai Buddhist temple. 40 baht entry ticket for tourists. The main hall is breathtaking, that alone is worth the small entry fee.