Wat Thepthidaram

Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Thepthidaram

Wat Thepthidaram Worawihan or popularly known as Wat Thepthidaram is a third grade royal Buddhist temple in Worawihan type, located in the area known as Pratu Phi or official name Samran Rat, Bangkok, near Mahakan Fort and Wat Ratchanadda.

It is a historic temple, formerly name was Wat Phraya Krai Suan Luang, as it was located in Tambon Suan Luang Phraya Krai (assume that it should be a residence or a farm of a nobleman named Phraya Krai). King Nangklao (Rama III) founded the temple in the year 1836 in honour of his eldest daughter Princess Vilas, the Princess Apsorn Sudathep. The princess was a favourite of the king. The construction was completed in the year 1839, and a new royal name was bestowed as Wat Thepthidaram ("the temple of the celestial daughter"). Princess Vilas herself also contributed personally to the construction of the temple.

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