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Wat Yannawa, Bangkok

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Wat Yannawa is an old Buddhist temple dating back to the Ayutthaya period, located in the Sathon district of Bangkok on Charoen Krung Road, Bangkok, Thailand. It has a unique junk shaped chedi and viharn built by King Rama III. The idea behind the construction was that Chinese junk was quickly disappearing and the pagoda should show present descendants what it looked like. The temple was known as Wat Khok Khwai during Ayutthaya era and Wat Khok Krabue during Thonburi and early Bangkok era before the construction of the chedi.
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  • In ancient times, sailing was an important means of transportation for businessmen to do business. During the Ming Dynasty, Chinese merchants came to Siam in long- and red sailboats, bringing many business opportunities to Siam at that time. To commemorate the prosperity of the sailboat siam, King Rama III of Siam, who modeled on the red-headed ship, built the dragon boat temple, which looked like a boat. Just, this temple is not at sea, on the Chao Phraya River! The Dragon Boat Temple is the most lively at the annual Loy Krathong Festival in Thailand. Because local believers will come to the temple to celebrate this annual Thai festival. The shape of such a special temple of course to clock out! Admission: Free Opening hours: 8am to 6pm
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  • It is right in front of BTS Saphan Taksin Station. The staff in the temple in the shape of a ship is dressed as a sailor suit.
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  • The temple is very beautiful and worth a visit. Right by the river, fish are fed through the native. Very nice facility.
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  • Yanawa Temple is a temple with a long history with Thai people. Is another royal temple of Thailand The interior has beautiful historic sites and there are sacred things that Thai people respect You can travel easily by sky train To Saphan Taksin Station.
  • Cool temple complex with a huge junk boat and very old ubosot
  • Nice temple near river take a break from busy life for while sit quiet in this temple.
  • Large temple on riverfront near Saphan Taksin BTS. Some interesting buildings
  • This is a quiet and serene place just steps from the Saphan Taksin/Central Pier Transportation hub and is a great place to just go mellow out from exploring and shopping in the area. I eat and shop in this area regularly on my way in and out of Central Bangkok, and you can just sit on a bench here and chill. Its an older temple and some parts are being repaired and others a bit run down, but you can walk to the river and feed the fishes and watch the boats, or just climb to the upper floor and watch the world go by. All the staff is friendly, there are some connections here with Temples in the USA and some of the senior Monks speak English. Overall a nice place to stop if you are in the area, and worth a trip just to see the Boat monument. Not overrun by tourists at least during the week.
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