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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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  • (Almost) everybody passes over the Taksin bridge and South to the corner of rather unknown, but featured Temple is the same WAT Yannawa in shape of a boat/ship. Most important tourist attraction is the junk-like plant with two Chedis, which is very unusual. The body of the"ship" is made of concrete, the the Chedi are places where poles are usually arranged.
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  • Measurement of the Chao Phraya River. The highlight is a pagoda shape, convenient trip down junk Taksin station, then walk away.
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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 »
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  • 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.
  • It's a beautiful and peaceful place, the monks speak English very well so if you have any question they will answer for you...the temple is next to Saphan Taksin Station BTS, and you can find also a restaurant and a Thai clinic for Thai Massage in the temple compound.
  • The place make you clam, and it's a nice activity to feed lots of fishes at the waterside.
  • Nice to visit for Loy Krathong as the candles stay lit in the sheltered part of the river
  • Really good place. Can do also meditation