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Wat Prayoon

Our rating:

It is a little out of the way, but if you are in the area it is definitely worth poking your head in.


Photo of Wat Prayoon

The most memorable aspect of this temple is the Khao Mor cemetery. Comprised of miniature shrines on an artificial hill, the cemetery is home to many turtles milling about and waiting to be fed bananas and bread.

The small hill is a result of King Rama III becoming awestruck by a particularly interesting mould left by the dripping of a candle. He was so inspired that he ordered an exact replica to be built - the kind of thing you can get away with if you are a king.

Reaching a height of over 10m, the hill and cemetery are the soul of this otherwise well kept but otherwise ordinary temple.


How to get there
The closest ferry stop is Tha Memorial Bridge (N6). From there you will need to cross the river over Memorial Bridge. The temple is just west of the entrance to the bridge.

Wat Prayoon
Prachatipok Rd, Thonburi
Daily 08:00-17:30
http://www.watprayoon.org/

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