"Wat Ratchanadda" Wat Ratchanadda - Loha Prasat Tip by Willettsworld

Wat Ratchanadda - Loha Prasat, Bangkok: 9 reviews and 30 photos

This temple is located at the intersection between Ratchadamnoen Klang and Mahachak Road, in the Phra Nakhon district of Bangkok. Meaning Royal Niece, the temple was built to the order of King Nangklao (Rama III) for Mom Chao Ying Sommanus Wattanavadi in 1846.

The temple is best known for the Loha Prasat, a multi-tiered structure 36 m high and having 37 metal spires, signifying the 37 virtues toward enlightenment. It is the third Loha Prasada (brazen palace) in existence, modelled after earlier ones in India and Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

Address: 2 Thanon Maha Chai
Directions: Intersection of Ratchadamnoen Klang and Maha Chai Road
Phone: (02) 2248807

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  • Updated Oct 25, 2009
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