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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 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.
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  • The first thing you feel in this temple is the calm and serenity. We can sit in front of the legs in a suit and collect himself.
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  • Wat Pathum Wanaram is a very nice and peaceful temple that located between two big Shopping malls. I liked the shiny Buddha and also awesome wall painting inside the building. I think this place is go...  more »
  • Temple is located in between Siam Paragon and centralworld. The hustle and bustle in the city, but this place of silence to the air flow. This temple is the No. 3 class Royal Temple. It's the relationship with the Royal family and high-ranked Temple. Was paid to the wonderfully crafted zushi Golden Buddha. Dignified products and features, this consummate beauty. Painted on temple walls and pillars, richly colored pictures but don't miss. Attention to detail, such as the Buddha and Lotus Flower, the Chao Phraya River landscape painting is seeing.
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