Wat Rakhang

A beehive of activity in Thonburi

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What we say: 3 stars

If you're interested in seeing what a bustling temple looks like in modern day Thailand, Wat Rakhang (meaning Temple of the Bells) will deliver.

Wat Rakhang sits on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya and is abuzz with people feeding fish, ringing bells and making merit.

Architecturally the temple is lovely but not a knock out, although the murals inside are well worth a peek. Built during the reign of Rama I the property has five large bells still dating from that period. Behind the main bot is a wooden scripture library built in the 18th century with many of the original interior murals still intact.

The temple is also well known for its English meditation talks which talk place from 12:30 until 15:30 on the second and fourth Sunday of every month.

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Soi Wat Rakhang, Thonburi
How to get there: There is a cross-ferry shuttle between Tha Chang at the Grand Palace and the pier outside Wat Rakhang. The temple is about a ten-minute walk from the Chao Phraya Express pier at Tha Wang Lang.
Last updated: 4th February, 2012

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