A short walk from the much-visited Wat Mangkon Kamalawat is Wat Kanikapon (also known as Wat Mae Lao Feng), founded in the late 19th century by brothel owner Madame Faeng. Certainly off the beaten path, it can be recognized by the dark green tiles decorating the window frames, which bear resemblance to the green curtains used in the brothels that once thrived in Yaowarat.
Nearest Transit: MRT Hua Lamphong Station (Lines: Blue)
Wat Kanikapon and Nearby Attractions on Map
Grand Palace(2 km)
A must-see attraction in Bangkok, the Grand Palace complex has the royal residence and the venerated Temple of the Emerald Buddha, apart from throne halls and government offices.
Wat Pho(1.8 km)
Wat Pho, popularly known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn in Thai), is the largest temple of Bangkok, and probably the oldest too, predating the founding of the capital by almost 200 years.
Wat Arun(2.6 km)
Wat Arun, often called the Temple of Dawn, is located on the other side of the Chao Phraya River in Thonburi, you can find more information in that district article.
Wat Intharawihan(2.6 km)
This temple is known for the so-called Standing Buddha or Big Buddha (Luang Pho To), a 32-metre-tall golden Buddha image.
Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall(1.4 km)
The Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall explores the history of Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok's royal city where the Grand Palace, Wat Po and National Museum are located.
Wat Ratchabophit(1.5 km)
Built by King Rama V in 1869, it was created to keep up with the tradition that each newly-appointed monarch erected a temple to mark his reign.
State Tower(2.8 km)
The 247 metre high State Tower is the 4th tallest building in Bangkok and the largest building by area in Southeast Asia, spread over 300,000 m².
Jewelry Trade Center(2.7 km)
The 221 metre high Jewelry Trade Center is the 8th tallest building in Bangkok, home to jewelry and gem traders, distributors and upscale retailers.
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