Timings : 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Time Required : 1 - 2 hours
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Founded in 1826, Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, also known as Wat Bowon, is a temple dedicated to the Thammayut sect of Buddhism. It's particularly popular as many kings of Thailand were monks and abbots here, such as King Rama IV and King Bhumibol, popularly known as Rama IX. It is also the resting place of King Bhumibol.
The Wat Pavaranivesh Rajavaravihara, also known as Wat Bowonniwet, is located in the Phra Nakhon District. It is an essential centre of Theravada Buddhism and continues to be revered by the royal family and the locals alike. The temple has fantastic architecture, and the design reflects influence from China. Attractions include statues of the Buddha and several buildings used by the monastic order. It is an amalgamation of culture and religious sovereignty, and is a must-visit for all those trying to experience Thai culture! Apart from its most visible and gorgeous golden chedi, there are many murals which include the Thai depictions of western life.
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