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Wat Mangkon Kamalawat

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Chinatown / Yaowarat
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Address: 432 Charoenkrung Rd, Pompab Sattru Pai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Phone Number:
+66 2 222 3975

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The Chinese Temple to see

This is a very traditional Chinese Temple from the 1800s, in includes shrines for the major Chinese religions: Buddhism, Taoism and Confucian. The smell of incense is... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Ottawa, Canada
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

My first comment when I walked through the gates was "I like what they've done to the place." The car park, oil drum fires and grime really adds to the whole,functional feel of this temple. I'm pretty snap-happy and I think I left with 2 photos, and one of those was a kid falling asleep.

Thank masaccio
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

This is a very traditional Chinese Temple from the 1800s, in includes shrines for the major Chinese religions: Buddhism, Taoism and Confucian. The smell of incense is intoxicating

Thank DJS1950
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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247 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Hidden away in china town , a beautiful temple, different feel to the Thai temples, not too busy. Remember to dress respectfully No entrance fee, donations accepted

Thank johnl1950
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The largest and most important Chinese Buddhist temple in Bangkok. I go there at Chinese New Year, and it was very crowded but worth a visit. Difficult to explain the atmosphere and the smells, you need to feel it by yourself...

1 Thank Arnt Olav S
Ottawa, Canada
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286 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Part of your walk through China Town must be by here. Wonderful place to stumble upon and snap a few pictures. I little piece of scenery in the middle of the busy China town.

Thank Will G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Chinese architecture here at China town in Bangkok,Thailand. There are a lot of people. Most recommend for anyone who love about Thai-Chinese culture.

Thank Dekba M
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

its very nice to see this old chinese temple in the center of bangkoks chinatown. taking a bunch of incense sticks and making wishes for whatever... a must see.

Thank MC Brigitte S
Lake Tahoe (California), California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2016

It brought me back to my roots. I have never set foot in China but being here allowed me to connect with the history of my grandparents. Very deep and profound experience for me.

Thank Denfrey_Wu
Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This Chinese temple in China town was a little hard to find and then once we found it it took some time to find the entrance. The place in nearly 150 years old and the outside looks like something shady is going on so it was pretty cool going in there. The inside is really quite neat and looks as... More 

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Reviewed 19 June 2016

Wat Mangkon Kamalawat is unique for Bangkok as it is the largest Chinese Buddhist temple in the city. It is a Mahayana Buddhist temple built in Chinese style circa 1871. It is accessible by a gate just off of Charoen Krung Rd. and its Chinese-style edifice makes it a difficult site to miss. The temple is less likely to have... More 

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Chinatown / Yaowarat
Better known as 'Yaowarat' among locals, Chinatown is Bangkok's bustling district that never sleeps. During the day, the main street and its small alleyways are filled with a vibrant mix of colours, scents and flavours coming from the roadside restaurants and all-day markets. The real action, however, happens after sunset. Surrounded by neon lights, Thais and tourists alike flock here around dinnertime to feast on some of the best street food in town. Escape the chaos by venturing a little further from the main road and discover hidden shrines, friendly locals and daily life in its purest form.
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