The Wat Prayurawongsawat temple was built in the 19th century during the reign of King Rama III. The place is a little gem that features an intricate design but is not that popular to tourists.
The temple is surrounded by cast iron and the exterior of the building is all painted in white. Upon entering you’ll see a large chedi that houses the holy relics, a statue of Buddha, and murals depicting his life and jatakas. They also have a museum that displays the relics found when the temple was restored last 2012.
Aside from the temple, the place has an artificial hill where you can find another chedi and a small chapel. There is a pool full of tortoises and a well-maintained garden at the base of the hill that gives you a sense of peacefulness while you feed the animals.
A great place to visit if you want to meditate and relax.
Wat Prayurawongsawat is located in Prachathipok Road, Wat Kallaya, Thonburi, Bangkok.
Opening Days and Hours
The Wat is open from 6:00 to 17:30. Come early if you want to interact with locals.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance is around BHT 100 or USD 3.
How to Get There
- Fly to Bangkok via AirAsia.
- From the city centre, board a bus from lines 73 or 73 n to Saphan Phut Bus Terminal.
- From the terminal, take a short walk to Wat Prayurawongsawat.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
Time to Spend
Suggested duration is 1 to 2 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Wat Prayurawongsawat is not that popular among tourists – you’ll mostly find locals here. You can visit anytime you want.
Bangkok Bistro Riverfront, Tealicious, Tony’s, Steve Cafe and Cuisine, Indian Hut, and Thiptara are some of the food options around the area. Most restaurants serve both Western and local food.
- The Grand Palace
- Khaosan Road
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