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371 Thetsaban Sai 1 Road | Wat Kalayanamitr, Thonburi, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
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Reviewed 13 August 2019

A short boat ride across the river took us to the amazingly adorned temple. This was a lot less crowded than the other temples that were visited Be sure to ring the bell outside.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Susan E
Reviewed 26 May 2019 via mobile

This is one of the Royal temples which is strongly revered by Thais of Chinese descent. Easily accessible via a public ferry service (6B )from Pak Klong Talad (flower market ) directly across the Chao Phraya river. A massive renovation program has been substantially completed....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 28 March 2019 via mobile

Lovely place with nearly no tourists! Good alternative to Grand Palace and Wat Pho. Big sitting Bhudda is there.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Situated next to GudeeJeen (an old Chinese town) area. The land was donated to King Rama 3rd around 1825 (about 200 years ago) by a wealthy Chinese merchant whom later became a good friend to the king, thus, Kalayanamit (the true friend). In the front...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank Niranarm
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Wat Kalayanamit Worahamawiharn is located on the Thonburi bank of the Chao Phraya river. A nobleman called Chao Phraya Nikorn Bodin donated his house to King Rama III to build a temple in 1825. The temples holds the largest sitting Buddha of Thailand called Luang...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Bangkok was also a feast for the eyes. Did you know it has over 9 million inhabitants? An extremely religious city, we travelled around visiting ancient temples and palaces, and made sure we went to Wat Kalayanamit (Thailand’s largest indoor sitting Buddha at 15 metres/49...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank 365giannad
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Visited this beautiful Wat with Mr. Swai from Explorenique. Located on the Thonburi bank of the Chao Phraya River, it is off the beaten path with mostly locals praying. It was so nice to see a Wat not mobbed with tourists to get an authentic...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank hrs314
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We stopped at this Wat as part of our Co Van Kessel Bike Tour and it was one of the highlights of the tour. This Wat isn't as touristy as some of the others in Bangkok. The only people in the Wat were worshipers, no...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank ditchthislife
Reviewed 8 April 2018

The temple was built by Rama III in the first half of the nineteenth century and is located near Wat Arun at the opposite of the river. We came along this temple on our cycling trip organized by Co van Kessel. There were no other...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Philip_Bolster
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Visited this Buddhist temple while exploring the ‘other’ side of the Chao Phraya River. There is a water taxi stop very close to this temple. Much of the complex is currently undergoing a large scale renovation but this does not interfere with the overall tranquility...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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