Wat Ratchabophit Sathitmahasimaram Ratchaworawihan

Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Ratchabophit Sathitmahasimaram Ratchaworawihan

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Wat Ratchabophit 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.




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