"A temple dedicated to King Rama IV" Wat Ratchapradit Tip by genie47
Wat Ratchapradit, Bangkok: 4 reviews and 8 photos
Betcha didn't know about this little temple, eh? The full name of ths temple is Wat Ratchapradit Sathitmahasimaram Ratchaworawihan. I know it is a mouthful and the official name of Bangkok is a mouthful as well instead of the shortened Krung Thep.
In this temple are some really interesting artifacts. Some of King Rama IV's ashes are stored at the base of the Buddha. There is a prang that is entirely dedicated to him. Some gifts to King Rama IV (Monkhut) when he was coronated are housed here. French floor lamps, street lamps from England, a German floor standing clock that is still ticking and French ceiling lamps.
There are murals on the ubosot interior. They depict royal ceremonies and a solar eclipse of which Rama IV calculated would be overhead Bangkok. It is still undergoing restoration.
If you are armed with a GPS, it is at Latitude: 13.749577, Longitude: 100.495516
Address: Rachini Road
Directions: Take the BTS to Taksin Bridge Station and get a ferry ticket to Tha Thien. You can either walk to the temple or hail a tuk tuk for a short ride. Should cost you around THB20 and no more.
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