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“A busy Thai temple”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Wat Hua Lumphong

Wat Hua Lumphong
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Zambia
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“A busy Thai temple”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2013

This is another big temple, where donations are made every day. It is also a very busy area, but I wouldn't call it something exceptional. The national TV channel 3 was obviously one of the sponsors, so its logo is part of the shiny golden decor on one of the outer walls of the temple. Looks a bit awkward..

Visited March 2013
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“An Ordinary Temple Where Thais Donate Coffins”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013

Apart from its central location next to Sam Yan MRT and across the street from Chamchuri Square, this temple doesn't offer much to tourists. Among Thais it is best known as where to make merits by "donating" coffins for unclaimed bodies. Behind the crowded hall of Chinese gods is what appears like a provincial district office, with tables after tables where well-wishers, even local celebs, complete their "registration" by filling out their names, date of birth, etc. before making a donation. Then they will receive a pink slip to be placed on any coffins they like. Tourists are definitely welcome but taking photos of coffins is considered a taboo.

Visited November 2012
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“A City Centre Buddhist Temple”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

Wat Hua Lamphong is as central as a temple can be, occupying a large site on Rama IV Road, it is easy to get to by bus or underground train. It is just a few minutes walk from Silom Road also.
The temple is a glittering presence decorated as it is with mirrored tiles of all colours.
At any time of day or night the temple buzzes with activity, people of all ages perform their devotions, make merrits or simply mill around chatting, gossiping and eating with friends and strangers.
An exhilerating experience well worth visiting.

Visited December 2012
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“Easy to go by MRT.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2013

NIce place to visit and make a merit.
Can reach by using MRT.
The MRT station is in front of the temple.

Visited August 2012
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Thonburi
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“Thai-Chinese Temple near University”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012

Wat Hualamphong stands at the intersection of Rama 4 and Siphya Roads and is located close to the Chulalongkorn University.
This temple is popular for Chinese cremation ceremonies and is usually very crowded with revelers coming to make merit and going to the small adjacent office of the Poh Teck Tueng Foundation, a volunteer service for road accidents and rescue service

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