The temple was built in 1836, during the reign of King Rama III. Like other temples from the third reign, it has a Thai layout, but is combined with a mixture of Chinese architectural styles. The gables are decorated with Chinese porcelain pieces and there are Chinese statues all over the complex. Unfortunately, the temple is in desperate need of renovation. Sunthon Phu, one of Thailand's greatest poets, resided in this temple during his monkhood in the early 1840s. The quarters where he spent three years of his life are preserved at the rear of the compound, and might be turned into a museum. In 1986, UNESCO declared Sunthon Phu one of the world's greatest poets.
Maha Chai Rd
Nearest Transit: MRT Hua Lamphong Station (Lines: Blue)
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Wat Thep Thida Ram and Nearby Attractions on Map
Grand Palace(1.3 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(1.3 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(2.2 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(1.6 km)
This temple is known for the so-called Standing Buddha or Big Buddha (Luang Pho To), a 32-metre-tall golden Buddha image.
Dusit Palace(2.6 km)
The Dusit Palace is a large complex of 13 royal residences and few other buildings built by King Rama V on Rattanakosin Island in the early 20th century.
Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall(0.3 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(0.9 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.
Memorial Bridge(1.7 km)
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