Tuesday, January 10, 2017

WAT PRAYURAWONGSAWAS - BANGKOK THONBURI

Updated from the original post on www.chimburi.com under Wat Prayurawong
 
What a relief it is to step from the busy Memorial Bridge traffic into Wat Prayurawong or Wat Phrayoon on the other side of the Chao Praya River. It's like being in a different world. Quiet and meditative! Coming from the river walk which connects Wat Kalayanimit is not that bad since it is more quiet but you can still feel the transformation when you enter Wat Prayurawong. On our last visit in November/December 2016 the temple was under renovation and the Vihara was open but it was all covered up. The Ubosot is only open on very special days anyway, but the Chedi is always open and good for a visit. It's a very special place with a lot of history. Recently they had old black and white photographs outside the Chedi which show how it looked in the past. But a real nice part of the temple is Khao Mo, the replica mountain, initiated by King Rama III. The pond with it's turtles around the artificial mountain are like a small park in the middle of the city. 









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