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Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat)

Maha Chai Road | Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
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The Loha Prasat is an amazing building with an iron roof made of 37 spires signifying the 37 enlightenment virtues of Buddhism. It is listed on wikitravel - http://wikitravel.org/en/Bangkok/Rattanakosin#b, but ought to be available to Trip Advisor visitors.
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Maha Chai Road | Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wat Loha Prasat is a must-see top-tier attraction in Bangkok, whether you are on your own or bringing a family. It had been many years since I'd been, and with the temple in transition from iron accents left to age naturally, to its guilded (and...More

1  Thank DavidWGrant
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Very pretty temple with lots of wanna-be guides hanging around. If you have your own guide they'll avoid you. If not then you should be prepared to have a few conversations with them before politely declining their services.

Thank Vijante-gigante
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Its a good place, generally arranged group tours do bring here the tourists. Again, good family visit spot to visit.

Thank Raj_Josh
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The architecture is quite stunning as is the surrounding landscape. You get a great view of the Mounted Temple from the top. They also have informative material on each floor (like a museum) on the way up to the top. It's underrated bc most people...More

Thank syddie
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Loha Prasat is directly across the street from Wat Saket (Golden Mount) so can easily be combined with a visit there. Entrance for foreigners is 20 baht. Interesting features are the 37 ornate spires, presumably made of iron (thus the name "Iron temple"). For years,...More

Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Although we were kinda scammed, our driver took us here and it was very peaceful and beautiful. We met a man outside the Palace who told us the monks were praying in the palace so it was closed for the morning. He then proceeded to...More

Thank robert m
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Feeling templed out? This temple is a completely different experience - climbing the stairs and seeing the gorgeous views through the arched windows is absolutely enchanting. I loved seeing a temple roofs, chofas and other details from this vantage that changes with every flight. At...More

Thank LearnAsIgo13
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Wasn't in my itinerary originally but attracted by its beautiful night view whenever passing by, ended up to by my favorite temple in Bangkok. No large tourist crowds compared to Grand Palace or Wat Po, only few monks and tourists spotted in the morning. Beautiful...More

1  Thank EpoC9
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Loha Prasat, is an Indian name which means iron castle or iron monastery is one of the magnificent place located in the center of Bangkok city. This metal castle consist center tower having large black iron spires and is the most attractive place. Now it...More

Thank Usha65
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The 37 virtues that are required to reach enlightenment are signified by 37 black metal spires. These are arranged on 3 levels and there is a short description of each of the 37 steps which are interesting to read.

Thank peterlondon91
While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok,
it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn
the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and
most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to
this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off
their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most
spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to
Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around
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What time does it open on Saturdays?
11 January 2017|
Response from Claudio Z | Reviewed this property |
like others days.. tel.+66 2 224 8807
Is there a entry fee ???
20 April 2016|
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Response from Kartos | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the temple entry is free and devoid of crowds as it is in a secluded place. Very peaceful to spend an afternoon at the temple. Walk up to the fifth storey to enjoy awesome views of the city.