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Wat Bowonniwetwihan, Bangkok

Wat Bowonniwetwihan - Bangkok, Thailand
Wat Bowonniwetwihan
248 Phrasumen Road, Bangkok, Thailand 10200Map
Bowonniwet Sub-District
+66 0228128313
Neighborhood: Dusit
Overview

Founded in 1826, this is one of the most important temples in Bangkok and is the national headquarters of the Thammayut Monastic Sect (Maha Nikai Buddhism). It also houses the Mahamakut University, Bangkok's second Buddhist University (281-6427). King Rama IV was a chief abbot of this temple before he ascended the throne. Other Kings from the Chakri Dynasty who resided in this temple during their monkhood include King Rama IV and King Rama VII. King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) and crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn were likewise ordained as monks here. Admission is free and the temple's full name is Wat Bowonniwetwihan Ratchaworawihan.

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Wat Bowonniwetwihan General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Bus 12, 15, 56, 68
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