Wat Bowonniwetwihan (Wat Bowon)



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See where the highest authorities of Thailand's Buddhism do their prayers.

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Address:

248 Phrasumen Road
Bowonniwet Sub-District
10200 Bangkok, Thailand

Neighborhood:

Dusit

Contact:

tel: +66 2 281 2831 x3
fax: +66 2 280 0343

Strenuousness:

No Sweat

Description:

Wat Bowonniwetwihan Ratchaworawihan is known by its more convenient short name Wat Bowon. Reflecting pools run within between colonial style buildings and a large golden chedi. This temple founded in 1826 houses several important Buddha statues and some marvelous murals. This is the home of the Thammayut Monastic Sect (Maha Nikai Buddhism) and King Rama IX (King Bhumibol Adulyadej) was ordained a monk here -- no small matter. But the history of kings runs deeper. King Rama IV served as chief abbot here while King Rama VII also spent his time as a monk here. Mahamakut University, the second of Bangkok's Buddhist schools, is located here as well. Free admission.
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