Wat Sommanat Wihan

Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Sommanat Wihan

Wat Sommanat Ratchaworawihan (Thai: วัดโสมนัสราชวรวิหาร) or known in short Wat Sommanat Wihan and Wat Sommanat is a second classed royal Thai Buddhist monastery was built in 1853 by the order of King Mongkut (Rama IV) as a dedication and memorial to the Queen Consort Somanass Waddhanawathy, his first wife, who died at the age of 17.

The temple is located rim canal Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem in the area of Nang Loeng, Pom Prap Sattru Phai District, Bangkok, and considered the closest temple to the Government House. In addition to being built to commemorate his first wife, the King also built this temple like the one that used to exist in Ayutthaya, a former capital of Thailand.

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