Wat Yannawa (Thai: วัดยานนาวา) is an old Buddhist temple (wat) dating back to the Ayutthaya period, located in the Sathon district of Bangkok on Charoen Krung Road, Bangkok, Thailand. It has a unique junk shaped chedi and viharn built by King Rama III. The idea behind the construction was that Chinese junk was quickly disappearing and the pagoda should show present descendants what it looked like. The temple was originally known as Wat Khok Khwai (วัดคอกควาย; "temple of the buffalo stable") during Ayutthaya era and Wat Khok Krabue (วัดคอกกระบือ) during Thonburi and early Bangkok era before the construction of the chedi.
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Ethan Nichols | Feb 26, 2018
Very nice place to visit. It's free to enter and you can take pictures. To go inside the temple you must take off your shoes and hats. Women cannot wear shorts, my fiancee was wearing shorts and they gave her skirt to where. They rely on donations and also sell religious items. I bought a small brass statue, about 6 inches, for 1000 bht.
Dean Bremner | Apr 11, 2018
Lovely temple with great architecture.. the boat theme is very fitting due to the location next to the Chao Phraya River.. opportunity to release fish into the river.. very clean grounds..
Alex Z. | Mar 19, 2018
The main temple outside is still an old version, somehow inside is looking new and confortable. All around there are suggestive buildings and maybe just too much business about it.
The Travel Person | Feb 5, 2018
Great set up temples. Lots of tourists but that can be expected. Go early to enjoy the best views.
Jane TK | Mar 1, 2018
This temple is beautiful and peaceful if you want to living with yourself for thinking I recommend you go to the inside the temple and sitting close your eyes. You will finding yourself and get every answer you want.
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