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Lesser-known Bangkok temples

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Of the roughly 600 temples found in Bangkok, most travellers hit only the big draws like Wat Pho, Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Traimit. These are popular for good reason, but many of the non-touristy temples can offer a soothing canal-side atmosphere, exceptional artwork or something completely different. Read on to find the lesser-known temples that are worth a look.

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The wats are arranged here from north to south in two segments: temples on the east side of the river run from Wat Thewarat Kunchorn to Wat Yannawa, while those on the west side in Thonburi run from Wat Suwannaram down to Wat Kamphaeng. Serious temple buffs could hit all of them in two days—one on the east side of the river and another on the west. Or you could pick a few to sprinkle into a more typical sightseeing excursion ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 2,000 words.)


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