Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Thailand  /  Bangkok  /  Wat Pathum Wanaram

Wat Pathum Wanaram, Bangkok

4.5
#17 of 48 in Historic Sites in Bangkok
Wat Pathum Wanaram or Wat Pathum for short is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand. It is located in the district Pathum Wan, between the two shopping malls Siam Paragon and CentralWorld, and across the street of Siam Square.The temple was founded in 1857 by King Mongkut as a place of worship near his Sa Pathum Palace. At the time of its founding the area was still only rice fields, only accessible via the Khlong Saen Saeb. The temple is a third class royal temple of the Thammayut Nikaya order. The full name of the temple is Wat Pathum Wanaram Ratcha Wora Viharn .The ashes of Thai Royal Family members in the line of Prince Mahidol Adulyadej are interred at the temple.Among the various buildings of the temple is a sala partially reconstructed from the crematorium of the late Princess Mother of Thailand. The crematorium was a rare example of ancient craftsmanship featuring ornate stencils and lacquered sculptures. Known in Thai as phra men, it represents Mount Meru, the heavenly abode of the gods.
Put Wat Pathum Wanaram and other Bangkok attractions into our Bangkok trip itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
Source
map
Create an itinerary including Wat Pathum Wanaram
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
107 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • June 10, 2017
    Wat Pathum is right next to Isetan Department Store it is a wonderful shrine to visit if you are in the area really serene  more »
  • June 4, 2017
    The temple is located in the old district, and is located in the city centre surrounded by shopping malls, is the oldest temple located in pathum Wan pathum wanaram Temple, and, more importantly, as a measure of the supplement that was brought in from Vientiane, Laos. Travel by comfortable bus or BTS
    View original
  • May 27, 2017
    It is a near disgrace when something as wondrous as a Thai temple is allowed to become overwhelmed by its surroundings, but such is the case with Wat Pathum. Perhaps sixty or seventy years ago, this w...  more »

Plan your trip to Bangkok

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Bangkok

As a commercial, cultural, and tourist center, Bangkok offers a great diversity of accommodations. For long established and chain hotels, try Sukhumvit Road and the areas surrounding the central Siam Square, where budget and luxury rooms are available in abundance. If you are looking for the backpacker zone, head to Khaosan Road, where you'll find a wealth of inexpensive, simple accommodations surrounded by businesses tailored to traveler's needs. Consider staying at a guesthouse to gain a deeper understanding of Thai life.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Bangkok by other users

9 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM EGYPT November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM EGYPT November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Asia BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 29 days in Bangkok BY A USER FROM THAILAND September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM VIETNAM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM SURINAME November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM ZIMBABWE November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM VENEZUELA November, kids, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM INDONESIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Bangkok BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans