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Wat Kanikapon, Bangkok

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.

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.


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About Wat Kanikapon

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Wat Kanikapon and Nearby Sights on Map

Wat Ratchaburana

This temple is located at the foot of the Rama I Memorial Bridge on the Bangkok side

Wat Mangkon Kamalawat

On the list of every Yaowarat visitor, you will be amazed by the impressive multi-tiered gateway when you enter the temple

Chinatown

Yaowarat Road is home to Bangkok's Chinatown, which is noted for its authentic Chinese markets and eateries

Chinese Shop Houses

Rows of stuccoed yellow Chinese shop houses are to be found here in a very serene environment

Wat Pathum Khongkha

Previously known as Wat Sampeng, this ancient monastery was founded in the Ayutthaya period

Tang Toh Kang Gold Shop

Chinatown is one of Bangkok's oldest districts and about 14% of the buildings have been designated as historical landmarks

Siam Commercial Bank Building

Instead of trying to find this building while walking, this Art Deco-style building is actually best seen from the Chao Phraya Express Boat

Song Wat Road

A century ago, this road was the centre of a rice trading industry

Phahurat

Phahurat is Bangkok's Little India, with rows of shops and stalls selling ethnic Indian culinary ingredients and accessories

Wat Chakrawat

The temple itself actually is rather small, though it does have some interesting features