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Yannawa Wat, Bangkok

Yannawa Wat - Bangkok, Thailand
Yannawa Wat
1648 Charoen Krung Road (near soi 52), Bangkok, Thailand 10120Map
Sathon
+66 2 211 9317
Neighborhood: Sathon
Overview

One of the more unusual Wats in Bangkok is close to the Taksin Bridge on Charoen Krung Road. This is an area that was settled by Chinese people after Chinatown became crowded. The temple was originally called Wat Khok Kwai and housed buffalo. It later became a royal temple, and in the 19th Century under Rama III the temple's wiharn was built in the shape of a Chinese junk in memory of the ships that brought prosperity to the city. So, the Wat took its new name as the boat temple. The ship, which is kept smartly painted, is made of concrete and has two chedis as masts. The altar is in the wheel house, and the entrance is through the back of the junk. An impressive gatehouse on Charoen Krung Road and the other large buildings in the courtyard are later additions. -AH

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Yannawa Wat General Information
  • Open Hours: Sunday to Saturday from 05:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Type: Religious
  • Nearest Train: BTS Station: Saphan Taksin
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