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Wat Kalayanamit, 656 Tesaban 1 Road. Situated on the mouth of Bangkok Yai canal on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, this temple is popular among the Chinese - Thai community. It is also close

to the Kudichin old community and Santa Cruz Church. This Royal Temple was named

after Chao Phraya Nikornbodin (Toah Kalayanamit), a noble man of King Rama III who

donated  his own residence and bought a piece of land to built a  temple.  Wat  

Kalayanamit is well known  for a large  Buddha image named Phraputtatrirattananayok,

which is 15.44 meter tall  and 11.75 meter wide. The image is also called Sampokong

by worshippers of Chinese - Thai descent. Every day during  the  Chinese New Year

festival, this temple is crowded by thousands of the Chinese-Thai visitors. Other

interesting items in this temple are the Chinese-style  ordination hall, which was the previous

residence of Chao Phraya River.


Wat Kok Poe Ram A temple located on a side road of Phutthamonthon Sai 1 road, in the Taling Chan district.  


Wat Poe a temple located on Phutthamonthon Sai 1 road in the Bang Ramat section of the Taling Chan district, near the Southern Bus Terminal Sai Tai Mai.


Wat Prayoon Beautiful white temple at the Chao Phraya river. It can best be photographed from the

Memorial Bridge at dusk or night, when it is illuminated.Before 5 PM, you might want to visit the

Khao Mor Cemetery next to it, as it is an interesting walk up an artificial hill.  


Wat Rakhang ( Temple of the Bells ), 250 Arunamarin Road.  Formerly known as Wat Bang Wa Yai,

it can easily be reached by taking the ferry from Tha Chang pier to Wat Rakhang pier. The front

of the building is right on the bank of the Chao Phraya River, and beautifully lit at nighttime.

The temple was built during theAyutthaya period, later it was reconstructed and upgraded as

a Royal Temple by King Taksin. The temple was named Temple of the Bells due to the discovery

of a huge bell at this temple in the reign of King Rama I. This significant second category Royal

Temple was the residence of many supreme patriarchs of the Rattanakosin period, including

Somdej Toah, a highly respected monk in the reign of King Rama V. Things of note are the

beautiful mural paintings in the ordination hall, the image hall and the bell tower. Outside is a

row of bells lined up. It's said that ringing all of them in a row will bring good luck.




   

Temples to visit in Thonburi

Bangkok, Page 55a, Video’s of Wong Wien Yai  Station in Thon Buri Bangkok Page 57, Wat Suwannaram and Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn