Wat Bowoniwet


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Home to the city's second Buddhist university and the Supreme Patriarch (leader) of Thai Buddhism, this wat becomes a major focus on Buddhist holidays. Founded in 1826, it melds Thai and Chinese designs. Kings Rama IV and Rama IX were both ordained here, the former becoming its abbot before his reign.

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Wat Bowoniwet details

248 Thanon Phra Sumen

Area Banglamphu

Telephone 02 281 6411

Open Temple 8.30am-5pm daily. Bot 8.30am-5pm Sat, Sun, religious hols.

Admission free.

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