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TEMPLES - CHURCHES AND MOSQUES  -  Wat Ratchapradit  
วัดราชประดิษฐ์สถิตมหาสีมาราม  
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 Known as:   Wat Ratchapradit Sathitmahasimaram    
 Description:   Located in Rattanakosin not far from the Grand Palace and Wat Ratchabophit, the diminutive and yet striking Wat Ratchapradit dates back to the late 19th Century, belonging to the Thammayut Nikai Buddhist sect. King Rama IV had it built for them on a former coffee plantation.
The central feature, the impressive ubosot, is richly decorated in grey and white marble tiles and carved wood. The gateways and windows are adorned with intricate stucco crowns, the doors and window frames with Chinese pearl. The ceiling of the room is a deep red with patterns of gold gilded rosettes, while murals of royal ceremonies grace the walls. Inside is a beautiful altar containing the ashes of King Rama IV, on top of which is a replica of Phra Buddha Sihing.
There are also two Khmer influenced prangs, one of which has faces clearly reminiscent of Cambodia's Angkor Thom temple.
Opening Hours: 09:00 - 19:00
Location: 2 Saranrom Road, Phra Nakhon, Old City (Rattanakosin)
 
 Province   Bangkok  Direction:      
 District   Phra Nakhon    
 City   Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang  Comments:    Official Web:    
 Genre   Temples-Churches and Mosques      Related links:      
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 Entry fee   Free     GPS :   13.74963 N 100.49544 E  
                     
                     
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