In the Ayutthaya period this temple bare the name 'Wat Ko', which means Island Temple, as it was surrounded by a canal that was directly in contact with the Chao Phraya River. King Rama I turned it into a royal temple in 1796. King Rama IV gave the temple its current name after Prince Samphanthawong. Inside is a statue of Mara, with rows of golden Buddhas at the back.
Song Sawat Rd
Nearest Transit: MRT Hua Lamphong Station (Lines: Blue)
Wat Samphanthawong and Nearby Attractions on Map
Grand Palace(2.7 km)
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Wat Pho(2.5 km)
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Siam Ocean World(2.4 km)
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Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall(2.3 km)
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Wat Ratchabophit(2.2 km)
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State Tower(1.9 km)
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Jewelry Trade Center(1.8 km)
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Memorial Bridge(1.8 km)
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