Bangkok Wat Paknam Travel Guide, feel the charm of Thai culture and tourism

Wat Paknam is one of the famous religious attractions in Bangkok, Thailand. For first-time visitors, this temple is famous for its spectacular golden Buddha statues and beautiful green glass pagodas. It is a great way to experience Thai Buddhist culture. Excellent place. There are also rich Buddhist art and exquisite murals in the temple, which make people forget to leave. When planning a trip to Bangkok, Pratunam Temple is definitely one of the highlights that you cannot miss.

A brief introduction to Bangkok’s Wat Paknam in Novice Village

Watergate Temple was built in 1610 (the Ayutthaya Dynasty/Ayutthaya Dynasty period, the time and space background of the Thai drama "A Couple in Heaven") and has a long history and profound cultural heritage. It is not only an important religious site for local believers, but also a center for Buddhist learning and meditation. Visitors can participate in meditation courses in the temple to experience Thailand's Buddhist practice and feel inner peace and tranquility.

The most eye-catching thing in Wat Paknam is undoubtedly its spectacular golden Buddha statue. Construction started in 2017 and was completed in 2022. It stands 69 meters high on the river bank and is one of the tallest Buddha statues in Thailand. The Golden Buddha is not only an important pilgrimage point for Thai believers, but also a popular landmark for tourists to take photos. Looking up at the Buddha statue to feel its peace and compassion adds a solemn atmosphere to the temple.

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

▲ Just use a small hamburger and me as a scale to let everyone understand the magnificence of the Buddha.

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Explore the white pagoda "Maharatchamongkol" at Pratunam Temple in Bangkok

The white pagoda "Maharatchamongkol" behind Watergate Temple was completed in 2012. It houses a large number of Buddha statues and related artworks, as well as many important royal cultural relics, witnessing the profound heritage of Thailand's history and the development of Buddhism. The walls and ceilings are decorated with exquisite murals, which depict the life stories of the Buddha and the core teachings of Buddhism, and are worth a closer look.

You need to place your shoes at the door before entering. Please do not wear high-priced shoes because there are "shoe thieves". There are also announcements to remind you of this. Furthermore, sleeveless, shorts, and short skirts are not allowed in Thai Buddhist temples or important occasions. We remind Novice Village to remember to prepare a set of long pants or long skirts when preparing luggage. Because there are so many treasures inside, the little hamburger will also be reminded not to run or play. (serious)

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

▲ From the sign on the left, you can understand why Japanese tourists come here.

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

▲ Yes! Please keep your shoes.

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

▲ The exhibition space on the first floor is very, very large!

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

▲The mural in the first picture is derived from this.

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

▲Exhibits related to famous temple monks.

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

A popular attraction among Japanese tourists - Green Glaze Pagoda

The top floor of the white pagoda is where the green glazed pagoda is located. With its sparkling appearance and design, it has become a "must-visit attraction in Bangkok" reported by Japanese travel magazines. The walls and ceilings inside the pagoda are decorated with exquisite Buddhist art and murals, showing the appearance of the Buddha and the connotation of Thai Buddhist culture. The green light in the center makes the pagoda more dazzling. You can't help but sit quietly in front and let your heart follow you. Relax and let go of everything.

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

▲The brush strokes are quite delicate and delicate.

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

▲The Naga Snake King shines with light.

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

A beautiful little coffee shop-Meili Cafe

Walking from Shuimen Temple to the bank of the canal, I accidentally found Meili Cafe, a small shop because the small burgers were noisy and wanted to drink. It happened to be the time when the students came home from class. A sister naturally asked me to take a photo with her. When I walked in, the proprietress was very kind. Look When we came to take pictures, we hurriedly put the drinks in order. We ate the pandan-flavored egg cake while drinking drinks and coffee. The price of XNUMX yuan is reasonable and friendly. I really love it.

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Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

▲Thank you to this sister for letting me take pictures!

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

How to get to Pratunam Temple in Bangkok from Novice Village?

Pratunam Temple is located on the left side of the Chao Phraya River. It can be reached by public transportation from the center of Bangkok. Considering that you are traveling with children and it is not during peak hours, you can directly take a Grab Taxi to get there. The fare is about NT$250. It is available for a family of three. It's quite cost-effective. There are road signs around Shuimen Temple, and it's easy to get to Xinshou Village. On the final return trip, I called a 7-11 in a nearby community and bought some snacks to go back to the hotel.

  • Subway MRT: Get off at Bang Phai Station and walk about 800 meters, 10 to 12 minutes.
  • BTS Skytrain: Take the Silom Line and get off at Wutthakat Station. It takes 2 kilometers and 20 minutes to walk. It is recommended to transfer directly to a taxi. It is cheap and saves legwork.

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

▲ Taxi drop-off point.

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

▲ Just follow the signs.

Wat Paknam, Bangkok

How to choose a one-day tour to Pratunam Temple in Bangkok?

The itinerary website sells several one-day tours of Pratunam Temple, such as combining cultural attractions with a tour guide to take you together, including the 76th House of Siam Ancient City, the Three-Headed Elephant Museum, and you can also take a long-tail boat all the way from the Chao Phraya River Canal, visit the scenic spots after arriving at Suimen Temple. These itineraries are led by legal tour guides with relevant explanations and guidance. For Xinshou Village, they can better understand Thai culture and background and solve transportation problems. The following are recommended itineraries!

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Bangkok Pratunam Temple • Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen

  • Address: 300 Ratchamongkhon Prasat Alley, Pak Khlong Phasi Charoen, Phasi Charoen, Bangkok 10160
  • Phone: +66 2467 0811
  • Opening hours: 07: 00-20: 00

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