Wat Rachabophit

Secret splendour

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What we say: 4.5 stars

One of the most beautiful and underrated temples in all of Bangkok, Wat Rachabophit is an unexplored gem blissfully free of tourist gridlock.

Sitting just at the outskirts of Chinatown, the temple shows off its Chinese influence through magnificent shimmering Chinese tiles that cover every exterior wall. Ornately gilded and mother-of-pearl inlaid doors add to the splendour of this quiet spot. The temple itself is incredible, but the grounds are also a peaceful perk ripe with shady spots to sit and marvel at the incredible architecture.

Built under Rama V, the temple's unusual design features a chedi enclosed by a circular cloister and then linked to the bot and viharn. Understated but gorgeous Wat Rachabophit is highly recommended.

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Just off of Klong Lod on Atsadong Rd
How to get there: Just off of Klong Lod on Thanon Atsadong. A ten-minute walk from the Grand Palace.
Last updated: 4th October, 2012

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