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Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat), Bangkok

4.5
#10 of 48 in Historic Sites in Bangkok
Landmark Religious Site
Built for the princess granddaughter of King Nangklao in 1846, Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat) represents one of the few brazen palaces in existence (so called for the bronze roof). You will recognize the structure by its 37 metal spires rising from the roof of the multi-level building. Explore the interiors while reading quotes of virtue on the walls, and take a moment to wander the maze-like second floor. Continue to the top for breathtaking views of Bangkok. To visit Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat) on your trip to Bangkok, use our Bangkok family vacation planner.
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  • Very interesting architecture of this "Iron Castle" temple. Definitely worth a visit. I however wish the authorities had retailed the original finish instead of the present golden spires.  more »
  • We came upon this after taking the water taxi on our way to the Grand Palace. It is a beautiful place to visit and learn more about Buddhism. It's gorgeous and blessedly devoid of the masses of people...  more »
  • This place is a very unique temple and considerably less crowded than some of the other major temples in Bangkok. It was undergoing some restoration when we visited but this didn't take away from the ...  more »
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  • Go to Rattanagosin exhibition first, then make a reservation for tour, then coming back to the amazing metal castle ( the only metal castle left). Worth to walking around, the best shot is at the 3rd floor from the Rattanagosin exhibition.
  • Historic..Religious n beautiful place to visit .. also the only metal castle left...
  • An old temple that isn't as well known as sone others nearby but is well worth visiting
  • Religious or non, this metal temple welcomes everyone. The history of its making is amazing and all the information you need is written in English and Thai. Spires surrounding it represents the virtues leading to Nirvana. Worth spending some time.
  • The architecture of this place is quite striking, even if it's not very old. There are explanations inside, both in Thai and in English.

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