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A tour of the Wat Bowonniwet Vihara temple

The temple with a distinctive golden pagoda on top

Petr Liška
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A tour of the Wat Bowonniwet Vihara temple
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Just a few hundred meters north of the famous Khao San Road, you will find the little-known yet interesting and significant Buddhist temple Wat Bowonniwet Vihara. It is significant due to the fact that two Thai kings are buried here. You can locate it from afar thanks to the large golden pagoda at the top. You can hardly come across a tourist in the temple and there is no entrance fee. The area is small, but definitely worth a visit

Golden pagoda

The most distinctive part of the whole temple is the huge golden pagoda on its top. You can easily get around it from all sides

Golden pagoda
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Wat Bowonniwet Vihara

The temple is built on an area of about 100×50 meters, so it is significantly less large than the more famous Bangkok shrine.

Wat Bowonniwet Vihara
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View over the roofs

From the pagoda you can see nicely through the beautifully elaborated roofs of Thai sacred buildings

View over the roofs
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Temple tour

Thanks to the small area, you will explore the surroundings of the temple in a short time. The best thing about the whole visit is that there are very few tourists, so you can see it in complete peace

Temple tour
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The interior of the golden pagoda
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The interior of the golden pagoda

The interior of the „golden“ pagoda is made of marble and hides other golden pagodas

A pond near the temple

At the eastern end of the temple is a pond in which the surrounding trees are reflected

A pond near the temple
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Turtles

A few tens of meters further east is another water channel, where turtles basked on floating wood.

Turtles
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