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Visit Wat Ratchabophit (Bangkok)

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Presentation Wat Ratchabophit

Thai name : วัดราชบพิธสถิตมหาสีมารามราชวรวิหาร
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Built in 1869 during King Rama V reign, Wat Ratchabophit welcomes you through doors on which the soldiers are carved. The temple consists in a large chedi surrounded by a central courtyard and a rounded wall beautifully decorated with mosaics with large doors at tha four corner and a main building whose upper gallery is reminding the architectural style of some European castles or palaces. This temple located a few blocks from Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Po is rarely visited by tourists who swarm in the alleys of its illustrious neighbors. Nevertheless it is, in our opinion, one of the most beautiful and interesting Bangkok.

Practical information about Wat Ratchabophit

Free entrance
Open from 8:00 to 17:00

How to get to Wat Ratchabophit ?

To get to Wat Ratchabophit by public transport, the easiest way is to take the Bangkok MRT Subway and get off at either Sam Yot or at Sanam Chai, the stop near Wat Pho, you will then have a ten-minute walk from either side to reach the temple.

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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Ratchabophit is a temple and when you visit a temple in Thailand there are some rules to know and follow :

  • Dress properly (knees and shoulders should be covered)
  • Take off your shoes when entering the buildings
  • Be quiet
  • Don't hug or kiss
  • Don't point your feet to Buddha's image
  • Don't smoke

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