4 Must-visit Temples in Bangkok once in a Lifetime! Whether you are a Buddhist or not,

1. Wat Pathum Wanaram Rajaworavihara


Wat Pathum Wanaram is a royal Buddhist temple located between the Central World and Siam Paragon shopping Malls. It is also known as the Lotus Temple. The temple was founded in 1857 by King Mongkut (Rama IV) as a place of worship. When entering the area, there are a large number of Buddha images under a Bodhi tree from Sri Lanka. In the temple, there is a park called “Suan Pah Phrarajasatta Pavilion”  where you can go for a walk and learn some philosophy and ethics at the same time. The meditation hall is located within a beautiful mini forest. Meditating classes are also available on site. In 2013, Wat Pathum Wanaram received the prestigious architecture award for architectural preservation from the Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage.

2. Wat MangKon Kamalawat


At the heart of Bangkok’s Chinatown is the Chinese-Buddhist temple of Wat Mangkon Kamalawat, known in Chinese as Wat Leng Nui Yee. Wat Mangkon Kamalawat is the largest and most important Chinese temple in Bangkok. It was established in 1871. Wat Mangkon Kamalawat is a popular place for people who want to pay homage to gods, including statues of The Chatulokkaban guardians, Tai Sue Eia and other gods in accordance with the beliefs of the Chinese people, who will help alleviate misfortunes, ward off a bad year, exorcize misfortunes, and improve fortunes.

3. Wat DebSirin tarawas Raja Woravihara


Wat Debsirin is a royal temple named in honor of Queen Debsirindra, wife of King Mongkut (Rama IV) and mother of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V). The construction was started in 1876 and finished two years later, in 1878. Located near Chinatown. There are a multitude of salas, a pond, and a royal crematorium for the extended members of the royal family. Important structures include the Ordination Hall and the Isariyaphorn Pavilion.

4. Wat Hua Lam phong


This temple was originally called “Wat Wua Lam Pong” until King Rama V changed its name to “Wat Hua Lam Phong,” which remains until today. there is an assumption that it was built in the early Rattanakosin period from the shape of the old ubosot and original chedi of the temple. “Ruamkatanyu Foundation” is in front of the temple. Visitors make donations to the foundation to support the worthy course. It is believed that this kind of merit-making would boost your fortune and dispel bad luck. You can also make a donation 24 hours a day. There are many ways to get to the temple, but the simplest way is to go to the Sam Yan MRT Station.