Timings : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Entry Fee : No entry fee
While boating across the Chao Phraya river, the large enchanting ordination hall of the Wat Kalayanamitr is sure to catch anyone's attention. Built-in 1825 by Chaophraya Nikonbodin, the temple's ordination hall is one of the tallest in Thailand. It houses a 15-metre tall Buddha image made of limestone and gold leaf.
The splash of vibrant hues over its white walls, the giant sitting Buddha, its intriguing history; all collectively make the Wat Kalyanamitr a remarkable tourist destination. The temple complex hosts several inscriptions and delicately carved statues. It is said that in the early 1820s there was a man named Chao Phraya Nikon Bodin, an aristocrat and a very close friend King Rama III.
The Temple is very ceremonial, and the people here focus only upon their daily chores. The Temple concentrates on performing their daily worships and ceremony more than entertaining the visitors. Chanting, praying and burning incense falls under their daily routine. The temple consists of one of the largest Buddhist libraries and is home to thousands of Buddhist Monk.
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