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Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat)

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Address: Maha Chai Road | Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
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The Loha Prasat is an amazing building with an iron roof made of 37 spires...

The Loha Prasat is an amazing building with an iron roof made of 37 spires signifying the 37 enlightenment virtues of Buddhism. It is listed on wikitravel - http://wikitravel.org/en/Bangkok/Rattanakosin#b, but ought to be available to Trip Advisor visitors.

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Beautiful architecture, nice views

Although we were kinda scammed, our driver took us here and it was very peaceful and beautiful. We met a man outside the Palace who told us the monks were praying in the palace... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we were kinda scammed, our driver took us here and it was very peaceful and beautiful. We met a man outside the Palace who told us the monks were praying in the palace so it was closed for the morning. He then proceeded to get us a Tuc Tuc to drive us around town for the morning. The driver... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Feeling templed out? This temple is a completely different experience - climbing the stairs and seeing the gorgeous views through the arched windows is absolutely enchanting. I loved seeing a temple roofs, chofas and other details from this vantage that changes with every flight. At the top the wrap around balcony offers wonderful views of the city. Go up one... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't in my itinerary originally but attracted by its beautiful night view whenever passing by, ended up to by my favorite temple in Bangkok. No large tourist crowds compared to Grand Palace or Wat Po, only few monks and tourists spotted in the morning. Beautiful intricate golden ornaments on the roof and windows, there's a grand beautiful golden Buddha with... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Loha Prasat, is an Indian name which means iron castle or iron monastery is one of the magnificent place located in the center of Bangkok city. This metal castle consist center tower having large black iron spires and is the most attractive place. Now it is painted with gold color is and looks wonderful. Loha Prasat is in the grounds... More 

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

The 37 virtues that are required to reach enlightenment are signified by 37 black metal spires. These are arranged on 3 levels and there is a short description of each of the 37 steps which are interesting to read.

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

An incredible complex of buildings, sculptures, Buddhas and more. My favourite was the climb to the top of a central building to "see" a Buddha relic.....what actual relic it was is not clear and it was in a container in a locked room that you could see into. However each level of the climb led you to a different spot... More 

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Sachse, Texas
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We visited the temple as we planned to visit four temples in the area. We took a taxi there. The temple was beautiful, nice, and clean. The wooden staircases are nice and easy to climb. The views on the top floor were beautiful.

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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We were not planing to go there, but now i am sure that is a must see. Drink supertasty coffee in complex and sit among the young monks. Take pictures from the top of the museum building and read budist quotes. Enjoi the silence and shadow from the tropical sun. Brilliant place to rest.

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Reviewed 10 February 2017

Wat Ratchanatda is seldom visited by tourists, hence a very peaceful spot to wander around and take in the place. Located adjacent to Wat Sraket, so easily accessed. Lots of interesting murals and lintelwork to admire - worth a quick visit, and the metal spires of the Loha Prasat are fairly unique - and photogenic in the early mornings. A... More 

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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Pronounced it as Wat Ratchanada without the daram...Just directly opposite to Wat Saket....huge spacious,beautifully landscaped...more of a village resort by itself founded by Rama 3 as you bypass watching him sitting at entrance garden over looking the city gate where the old Bangkok was founded when they first arrived by the Chao Phya River. Check out the Loha Prasat the... More 

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