Wat Kalayanamitr

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Timings : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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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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Buddha Statue at Wat Kalayanamitr
Wat Kalayanamitr is Home to 15-meter tall, Gold Leaf
and Limestone Buddha Statue
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One of the most important and striking features of this Temple is the Statue of the Mara Buddha. A 15 meters tall, limestone and gold leaf Buddha in a Palilai posture, Wat Kalayanamitr is the only temple all over Thailand to have Buddha in Palilai posture. Surrounded by holy frescos and splendid glass decorations, the architecture is somewhat an amalgamation of Chinese and Thai styles.

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Wat Kalayanamitr is Located in the Thonburi district of Bangkok in Thailand
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Wat Kalayanamitr is located in the Thonburi district of Bangkok, on the west bank of Chao Phraya River. River Taxi is the best and most affordable transport to get there. Opting for River Taxi makes you gain new experience and also makes the destination much accessible and affordable. Taxis are quite expensive as there is a possibility that the driver may charge extra or mislead you.

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