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Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat)

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Address: Maha Chai Road | Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
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The Loha Prasat is an amazing building with an iron roof made of 37 spires...

The Loha Prasat is an amazing building with an iron roof made of 37 spires signifying the 37 enlightenment virtues of Buddhism. It is listed on wikitravel - http://wikitravel.org/en/Bangkok/Rattanakosin#b, but ought to be available to Trip Advisor visitors.

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Good visit but need to go early

Passed by and had a walk inside the temple. It's clean and also nice structure of the building. Should do this earlier so you get to go inside the building to see the drawings.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Passed by and had a walk inside the temple. It's clean and also nice structure of the building. Should do this earlier so you get to go inside the building to see the drawings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best solution for people seeking not only the temple in Bangkok. It is located on the road-at rammbati Rd, on the main street, next to a school where you can also visit and worth it. Completely replaces the Grand Palace

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Look this one up, and be thrilled with the decor, and detail! It's in an area that is also fascinating to walk! Hardly anyone was around when I was there in the afternoon, and cameras are allowed...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to visit, good tourist spot. Neat and clean maintained place. Must go and know about the Culture

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yet another beautiful Wat in Bangkok. This one's a lot in the open as compared to other temples that tend to be secluded. Should be worth one picture and then you're off.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very nice to see, very lose to democracy monument and khao san road. nice to do pictures there. the place is used in many historical thai movies.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Good for meditazione. Good for history. Here good view Good silente. Metall cast le. Take Good picture

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The first Loha Prasat built in India and the second in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka are in ruins. This third one here is the only one restored. Intriguing structure. You can climb up to have a nice view of the surroundings. Donation of THB 20 for entrance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Visit this place after seeing the Golden Mount, took the tuktuk her and although the Loha Prasat is under construction you can still enter. It can be a small cool break from the heat outside, take the stairs and each level will give you different views of Bangkok as you get higher and higher. it seems like each level represents... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I am often in Bangkok and have visited this temple many times. It was designed by an Italian architect and built by king Rama 4 at the end of the 19th century. The admission is free but for the adjacent sculptures display you pay 25 Baht (about 70 cents US$). The surrounding garden is also beautiful and you can also... More 

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