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Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated next to GudeeJeen (an old Chinese town) area. The land was donated to King Rama 3rd around 1825 (about 200 years ago) by a wealthy Chinese merchant whom later became a good friend to the king, thus, Kalayanamit (the true friend). In the front...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Wat Kalayanamit Worahamawiharn is located on the Thonburi bank of the Chao Phraya river. A nobleman called Chao Phraya Nikorn Bodin donated his house to King Rama III to build a temple in 1825. The temples holds the largest sitting Buddha of Thailand called Luang...More

Thank HINA W
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Bangkok was also a feast for the eyes. Did you know it has over 9 million inhabitants? An extremely religious city, we travelled around visiting ancient temples and palaces, and made sure we went to Wat Kalayanamit (Thailand’s largest indoor sitting Buddha at 15 metres/49...More

2  Thank 365giannad
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Visited this beautiful Wat with Mr. Swai from Explorenique. Located on the Thonburi bank of the Chao Phraya River, it is off the beaten path with mostly locals praying. It was so nice to see a Wat not mobbed with tourists to get an authentic...More

Thank hrs314
Reviewed April 8, 2018

We stopped at this Wat as part of our Co Van Kessel Bike Tour and it was one of the highlights of the tour. This Wat isn't as touristy as some of the others in Bangkok. The only people in the Wat were worshipers, no...More

Thank Cheryl K
Reviewed April 8, 2018

The temple was built by Rama III in the first half of the nineteenth century and is located near Wat Arun at the opposite of the river. We came along this temple on our cycling trip organized by Co van Kessel. There were no other...More

Thank Philip_Bolster
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Visited this Buddhist temple while exploring the ‘other’ side of the Chao Phraya River. There is a water taxi stop very close to this temple. Much of the complex is currently undergoing a large scale renovation but this does not interfere with the overall tranquility...More

Thank backpacker31
Reviewed March 7, 2018

Each Wat has it's own unique draw aside from the massive Buddhas. Getting across the river in the boat taxi is great. Buy your ticket at the Flower Market heading over and pay at the desk after deboarding on the return. The area outside the...More

Thank SenorGancho
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

Perhaps my favourite temple in all of Bangkok. Very inconspicuous, but by all means worthwhile to take the boat just a bit further than Wat Arun. The place is a bit desolate, castigated by the sun, but as you enter the main building, it all...More

1  Thank Higuma2017
Reviewed June 11, 2017

The temple is located on the Thonburi Side of Bangkok, so very peaceful and almost no tourist. It was built at the peak time of trade with China, so architecture is very Chinese influenced. In the courtyard you will find many antique Chinese stone statues,...More

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