Wat Ratchabophit (pronounced [wát râːt.t͡ɕʰā.bɔ̄ː.pʰít]) or formally Wat Ratchabophit Sathitmahasimaram Ratchaworawihan (Thai: วัดราชบพิธสถิตมหาสีมารามราชวรวิหาร), is a Buddhist temple on Atsadang Road, Bangkok, along Khlong Khu Mueang Doem, not far from Wat Pho and the Grand Palace. The temple was built during the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V). The abbot of the temple is Somdet Phra Ariyavongsagatanana, the current Supreme Patriarch of Thailand.
The temple features a unique layout, with its wiharn and ubosot joined by a circular courtyard, at the center of which stands a gilded chedi. The golden chedi (43m high) is covered with orange-coloured tiles and on top of the chedi, there is a golden ball. There is a relic of Buddha inside and the chedi was built in Sri Lankan style. The ordination hall has 10 door panels and 28 window panels each decorated with gilded black lacquer on the inside.
Wing k | Mar 20, 2018
Wat Ratchabophit - Built by Rama V in1869. Western interior design with vault- like ceiling.There is a royal c emetery on the temple ground. It is near to Grand Palace and Wat Pho
Rajat Basavaraj | May 6, 2018
Beautiful oriental architecture! Nice to walk around the temple complex and soak in the tranquility!
Bundit R | Apr 24, 2018
The most beautiful temple of Thailand and was built in King Chulalongkorn (Rama5).
BangkokSachse Onnut | Nov 25, 2017
The temple is peaceful and beautiful. We took a ferry from the Sathorn pier to the Tha Chang pier. Then we took a Tuk Tuk to the temple. The line was 15 minutes to get in.
Stuart C | Dec 5, 2017
lovely historic temple complex in the rattanakosin island area. includes an area of Thai buddhist-style mausoleums for royals and nobles
Shane Spitzer | Aug 1, 2018
Currently under construction so some areas are closed. However the day I came there was a ceremony with a famous monk and monks from all over were in town to meet him. It was amazing to watch them so happily be near his side.
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