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Situated on the mouth of Bangkok Yai canal at the west bank of the Chao Phraya, this massive temple is popular among the Thai-Chinese community. It was founded in 1825 by a Chinese nobleman who donated his own residence and bought a piece of land to built a temple. This was during the reign of King Rama III, when trade with China was flourishing. The viharn is in a typical Thai style, but the two flanking buildings look Chinese. Inside the viharn is a large Buddha image named Phraputtatrirattananayok, which is 15.44 metres tall and 11.75 metres wide. It is so large that it almost entirely filled the interior of the hall. The image is called Sampokong by worshippers of Thai-Chinese descent. The inner courtyard is decorated with statues and gates imported from China. Every day during the Chinese New Year festival, this temple is crowded with thousands of Thai-Chinese visitors.



About Wat Kalayanamit

 656 Tesaban 1 Rd

 Nearest Transit: Wongwian Yai BTS Station (Lines: Silom)

Wat Kalayanamit and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Grand Palace

Grand Palace(1.2 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

Wat Pho(1 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

Wat Arun(0.7 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.

Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall

Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall(2.4 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

Wat Ratchabophit(1.3 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.

Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen

Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen(2.8 km)

Memorial Bridge

Memorial Bridge(0.8 km)

Varadis Palace

Varadis Palace(3.2 km)
Varadis Palace was formerly the residence of Prince Damrong Rajanupharb, and houses a library and museum dedicated to him.

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