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Wat Yannawa, Bangkok

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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  • Interesting for the boat shape! Free admission. Maybe less glitzy than other temples but if you are in the area can be interesting to visit.
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  • We got the SkyTrain here and walked along the river. The temple is a little different to the rest with its boat shape but still commands respect. It wasn't busy so we sat and prayed for a while.  more »
  • Have the opportunity to make a pilgrimage to Wat yan NAWA day prayer often hurt? To feel comfortable. Haiyakai section to solo, and many feel the chiao to wandering masters. The atmosphere inside the temple clean and quiet meditate especially hurt?
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  • Nice place for visit king Rama the 3rd statue. You can walk to pier see nice River view with giving food to fish.
  • Wat Yannawa is located on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok near the Sathorn Unique Ghost Towers. Translated, the name means as much as the temple of the surviving ships. Very unique is the plant with its chedis in the form of a Chinese junk - built in 1835, but still in a really good condition today. You will not meet many tourists here and therefore I would call this temple another insider tip. Opening hours: 9.00 - 17.30 Admission: Free
  • A smallish temple but worth visiting. Nice and quiet compared to the busy city just outside.
  • Beautiful and a nice place to spend time away from the crowds. Recommended.
  • Nice temple but at the moment the main temple is been renovated. One part of the temple is in the shape of a boat. One of the main attractions at the temple is that you can feed the fish in the river to bring you good luck
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