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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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  • Very nice place to visit. It's free to enter and you can take pictures. To go inside the temple you must take off your shoes and hats. Women cannot wear shorts, my fiancee was wearing shorts and they gave her skirt to where. They rely on donations and also sell religious items. I bought a small brass statue, about 6 inches, for 1000 bht.
  • Lovely temple with great architecture.. the boat theme is very fitting due to the location next to the Chao Phraya River.. opportunity to release fish into the river.. very clean grounds..
  • The main temple outside is still an old version, somehow inside is looking new and confortable. All around there are suggestive buildings and maybe just too much business about it.
  • Great set up temples. Lots of tourists but that can be expected. Go early to enjoy the best views.
  • This temple is beautiful and peaceful if you want to living with yourself for thinking I recommend you go to the inside the temple and sitting close your eyes. You will finding yourself and get every answer you want.
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