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Wat Bowonniwet Vihara

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Address: Phra Sumen Road | Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakho, Bangkok, Thailand
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+66 2281 2831-3

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This temple is within an area of other temples but a visit is a must. The whole experience was moving even for our 2 sons both in their 20s.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This temple is within an area of other temples but a visit is a must. The whole experience was moving even for our 2 sons both in their 20s.

Thank Degs7015
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Many tourist overlook the fact that this beautiful temple must always be respected, and at times they sit with the feet pointing towards the Buddha. Obviously they are educated and corrected about their posture. Wonderful place, and the beauty and carvings most delightful.

Thank Keith D
Boulder, Colorado
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stood in total amazement of the ceilings and walls covered in beautiful traditional Thai art – preserving a cultural heritage. This temple artwork alone is worth the visit.

Thank gal-gallivanting
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a amazing to just go and see how beautiful it is. We took a lot of pictures and we enjoyed the experience. there is a dress code and it is hot so wear loose fitting clothing so you can be comfortable

Thank DWhite713
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Breath taking. Try and visit early morning when monks are praying. Very hot and humid. Dress lightly but remember to cover shoulders and knees. Very strict won't let you in.

Thank LondonCher
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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634 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Amongst the hustle and bustle of the backpackers paradise is another little beauty, the grounds have plenty of buildings and Stupa's to see. Once you've had a drink and something to eat whilst people watching take time to drop in here before you move on.

Thank Clive R
Bangkok, Thailand
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57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I have nothing much to say regarding this temple. I could say that it is one of the best and the most beautiful temples in Thailand. The temple is located a few min walks from Kasoarn raod. The temple indeed represents Jakkri royal dynasty. “Charming , Serenity and peaceful “ Most of the Thai kings was being monk here before... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

What sticks in my mind most from here is the golden stupa that I nearly (somehow) missed along with the grounds! Well maintained and peaceful this is a beautiful temple I'm glad I visited (although the tuk tuk driver had to ask a colleague where it was). Conservative/long clothes due to the temple's status.

Thank Sam L
Sachse, Texas
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The temple is nice and clean. The temple is near KSR. The main hall is in the front. The small halls in the back are also beautiful.

Thank BangkokSachse
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5 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

What is there to really say? It's stunningly beautiful and the entire grounds are well kept and very serene. It's a short walk from Khaosan and easy to find.

Thank Kyle S

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