Thailand Temple For You To Visit Before Anything Else: Wat Pathum Wanaram

Bangkok, Thailand Temple - Wat Pathum Wanaram

Wat Pathum Wanaram is one of the templates in Bangkok, Thailand that you would not necessarily want visit during your first time in this Asian city. But, if you’re agenda happens to be shopping, and you serendipitously stumble upon a temple, while walking to a nearby shopping area, then this will most probably be a temple like the Wat Pathum Wanaram. Why not, yes?

This is the most strategically located temple for tourists and travellers who want to see the best of both worlds. It is located in the district Pathum Wan, between the two shopping malls Siam Paragon and Central World, and across the street of Siam Square. If you’re not observant, you would probably be mistaken into thinking that this is one of the malls around the area!

Founded in 1857 by King Mongkut (Rama IV), this is a place of worship near the Sa Pathum Palace. The full name of the temple is Wat Pathum Wanaram Ratcha Wora Viharn. The spaciousness and simplicity of the temple makes it a go to place for the everyday Thai who would prefer soul over shoes and material stuff.

Though the place is not as extravagant and luxurious as the other major temples, this definitely is one of the off beaten ones worth experiencing when in Bangkok, Thailand. Check out these photos!

When You Visit the Holy Rosary Church Crown of Roses on the Chao Phraya, Thailand

Holy Rosary Church Crown of Roses on the Chao Phraya, Thailand

The minute I landed in Bangkok, Thailand a couple of months ago, I received an email confirmation that I’ve wanted to read for so long. When I got the good news, the first thing that I did was to stop everything I was doing, and to go to this gloriously tranquil church in Bangkok, Thailand. I wanted to talk to the soul of souls, and to say a prayer of thanks. Of course, if my soul could speak, he would probably speak of joy and appreciation too, because this church is one beautiful Thai masterpiece.

Located in Samphanthawong District, on the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River, this 1760~ founded church is of Gothic Revival style, with Portuguese influences. The main façade faces the river, and the Gothic-arched doors and windows are divine. The stained glass work inside is among the most beautiful in Thailand, as it tells a story of hope and appreciation, much like what I needed to do when I visited this place.

How to get there – just take the skytrain to S6 Taksin Bridge station, then a Chao Phraya river boat from the Sathorn Pier to N3 Si Phraya Pier. The local name for the church as shown on signboards is Kalawar Church (a Thai transliteration of Calvary).

Here are some photos of the church when I visited the place. To faith-believers out there, visiting places like one can add value to how you perceive destiny divinations – be sure to appreciate it! Amen.

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