Timings : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Required : 30 minutes - 1 hour
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Wat Rakang, or the temple of bells, is a lesser-known temple of Bangkok. Established in the 18th century, the temple has five giant bells and a seated Buddha in the meditation position in the centre. The architecture of the temple is sublime, and the murals inside the ordination hall are gorgeous and noteworthy. The locals believe that sounding of the bells will bring them fame and good reputation.
Wat Rakhang is famous for being the residence of the renowned Somdet Phra Phutthachan, the supreme patriarch who widely read and possessed extensive scripture knowledge. The scriptures include the teachings of Lord Buddha in Pali that have passed through each generation. This second-grade royal temple remains packed with visitors on weekends with the pealing of bells renting the air throughout the day.
The ones keen to observe the rituals and pray to the Lord Buddha find their way to the ordination hall, known as the Ubosot. The reigning deity here is the smiling Buddha named by King Rama VI. The entire walls of the ubosot display beautiful murals that depict the tales from the Jatakas, reckoned to be a part of the holy Buddhist scriptures.