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Wat Pathum Wanaram, Bangkok

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Wat Pathum Wanaram or Wat Pathum for short is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand. It is located in the Pathum Wan District, 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.
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  • This is a 30 minute stop tops. It's a nice temple, but it's more of an "everyday" place -- not a tourist stop like the reclining, gold, or jade Buddhas.  more »
  • The Wat is close by to MBK. Worth the walk and a diversion if you are hunting for a deal in the shopping center. Gorgeous grounds with greenery surrounded by the steel and cement of downtown. The stru...  more »
  • The temple is located in the city centre beside the Siam Paragon. Inside the Church, great atmosphere and very beautiful as well as some natural. Can you go into meditation.
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  • Very beautiful Thai Buddhist temple right near the metro station and the shopping mall. Not very large but very much worth a visit. Not very crowded, which is good for a relaxed visit. Easy access from the nearby mall and the train station. The insides of the temple are very well decorated and maintained. Essence of Buddhism is reflected in this place.
  • After sighting the temple complex then take a part for merit making at the deep forest meditation area at middle of the garden behind temple
  • A peaceful place amid the chaos of the city of Bangkok. If you are looking for a quiet pace to sit or somewhere to make merit then this Temple is certainly for you. The Wat has large gardens for you to walk in and then a Hall for you to enter if you wish - Ratchasattha Hall
  • a small but beautiful temple complex in the heart of the city. a peaceful oasis amidst the hustle and bustle, surprisingly few tourists visit
  • very peaceful place, in downtown area. 5-10 minutes walk away from SIAM BTS

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