NileGuide Expert Says:
A brilliant example of teak used in construction
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NileGuide Expert tip:
Buy some bread crumbs to feed the roiling mass of catfish at Tha Thewet (pier). Vendors here sell small animals -- turtles, eels, fish -- which Thais will buy and release into the Chao Phraya River as an act of "merit making."
Adjacent to Devaraj Kunchorn Voraviharn Temple, the Golden Teak Museum was formerly known as Ban Kaew. This two-story structure is a house constructed of the highly prized teak wood but originally in a different province. Huge columns inside are a marvel to look at. A small collection of statues includes some works from Ayutthaya and Sukothai. Also inside are 28 fiberglass replicas of Supreme or highly respected Buddhist Patriarchs. Open daily 10 am-3 pm. Admission 30 baht. No flash photography allowed. Shoes off to enter. Take a Chao Phraya River boat to Tha Thewet. Exit from the pier and cross the canal to the left to get to the temple (wat) and museum.