Wat Chakrawat, Bangkok

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

The temple itself actually is rather small, though it does have some interesting features. To the right as you walk through the gate is a small viharn. Its outer wall is decorated in a remarkable black and gold pattern, which is unusual, as usually these decorations are found on interior walls. Most travellers like to visit this place for its serene atmosphere with crocodiles, birds, dogs, birds and relaxed monks. Crocodiles have been living in the small pond beside the temple for about fifty years. At that time, a crocodile that was found in the Chao Phraya River was brought to this temple for the safety of Bangkok's citizens. This original crocodile can still be viewed in the glass case above the pond.
















About Wat Chakrawat

 Chakrawat Rd

Wat Chakrawat and Nearby Sights on Map

Corrections Museum

The Bangkok Corrections Museum is located on the site of a former maximum security Bangkok Remand Prison built in 1890 during the reign of King Rama V


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


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

Pak Khlong Talat

Pak Khlong Talat is the main flower market in the city, a fragrant riot of beautiful colors, especially at dawn when the flowers arrive fresh from cuttings

Rommaninat Park

This public park is built on the old prison grounds of the Bangkok Remand Prison near Wat Suthat

Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre

The Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre specializes in traditional Thai Khon masked dance-drama performances which illustrate stories from the national epic Ramakien

Princess Mother Memorial Park

This beautiful park is built near the Wat Anongkharam community where Somdej Phra Srinagarindra Boromarajajonani, HRH the Princess Mother (the mother of King Rama IX) had resided during her childhood

Memorial Bridge

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