Wat Hua Lamphong is a popular temple in Bangkok. It is easy to find. Take the subway, MRT. Do not go to the station called Hua Lamphong. Go to the station before or after: Sam Yan. Take exit number one. The temple is just next to the exit. Turn left and go round the corner of the street to find the entrance to the temple.
A typical temple with all you need to know about Buddhism. The entrance fee is 40 Baht for foreigners. (38 Baht - 1 Euro) It is easy to get to. Just take the subway to Sam Yan station. (Special prices for children and the elderly)
Generally fine. In a convenient location for public transport. But the rug and dust and smog seem to require a regular cleaning of the main buildings.
We went to the funeral at Wat Hua Lam Phong. The main hall on the second floor is beautiful and the views are excellent. The parking is at the back in the school and at the parking building. There is a beautiful Chinese shrine at the front.
For those that want to discover the soul of a Nation, there are places one can go that reveal the true character of the People; sitting in the heart of Bangkok, there is a sacred Buddhist temple that is one of those places. In many ways Wat Hua Lampong is similar to the many beautiful temples sprinkled around this sprawling city; however, in one section, dozens of volunteers work tirelessly around the clock every day of the year to take donations that provide cremation coffins for those that cannot afford the final expense of life. What is truly remarkable is the number of donors that make their way through Bangkok traffic to help the destitute; from early to late, quite literally 24 hours a day, a constant stream forms a queue to donate. Whether rich or poor, some come solely to make merit, bringing themselves good, hopefully increasing the quality of the next life and contributing to their growth towards enlightenment; however, some come to celebrate their own Birthday or other important event with donation and prayer. In any case, a wonderfully compassionate act. It is here the Thai soul is most visible, the sheer numbers of donors from all walks of life is unlike anything I have seen before; business men and women, clerks, sales people, uniforms, working girls, and lady-boys. All are here with a common goal; help those that cannot provide for themselves.