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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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  • A very old temple which was formerly a stable for buffaloes, it has a new metal structure over the top protecting it. Clearly in need of a lot of renovation there is not a lot to see from the outside....  more »
  • So, my friend who lives in Bangkok attends this temple so I got a first hand view of it today. There is a boat shaped building but it is NOT the temple. It strictly a physical metaphor that is associa...  more »
  • Wat Yannawa is near the Sathorn/Central Pier and near Saphan Taksin BTS station. It has beautiful roof. The pier has good views of the river. We spent about one hour there.  more »
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  • Temple next to river. Lot of tourist visit. Nice
  • Nice to walk around and see the temple. I'd would be great to have more English text (1st world problems 😊)
  • Went there today and surprised to see a lot of tourists there. I just go there for a prayer in the evening
  • Quiet and peaceful. Beautiful architecture as well.
  • One of the many wat that is available in the city within walking distance. There is an Thai event when i passed by, but the people are friendly to let me take a look on what is happening. Quiet area, and the architecture is nicely conserved.