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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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  • very nice little frequented by tourists, so quiet. A community of monks lives there. Very clean, beautiful buildings; two temples are available (after removing his shoes, of course). Possibility to make beautiful pictures. Located between Siam BTS and Chit lom station (walking on the bridge in height that dominates the street seen below on the right, when we're heading on foot to Siam BTS.)
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  • This is a beautiful temple located between two shopping malls in the heart of the city's shopping district. Peaceful with chanting monks, it provides an oasis for peaceful contemplation.  more »
  • An oasis of calm in the centre of this frantic city. Situated between Central World and Siam Paragon on Sukhumvit. It is hard to believe that this most photogenic place with a wooded area behind can b...  more »
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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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