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Wat Hua Lumphong, Bangkok
(4.1/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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 see this temple because it was close and stated that it is free. When we arrived we paid 40 baht per person, nothing special just we expected to be free. Did not impress me but still nice f...  more »
  • It is not a typical temple as you would expect. You won't see many tourists there. That temple gives you space and time to reflect. You can pray, feed the cows, see the temple and of course buy lovely...  more »
  • A very nice temple to explore and learn. We had the "luck" that a Thai tell us the history of the temple and that that temple was the King and his family regularly. Very close to Lumpini Park and Snake farm. It is worth visiting it.
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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?