Wat Prayurawongsawat

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Stupa at Wat Prayurawongsawat Worawihan.

Wat Prayurawongsawat Worawihan is a 19th century Buddhist temple complex, located near the Memorial Bridge in Bangkok, Thailand. [1]

History[edit]

The temple was built during the reign of King Rama III of the Thai Rattanakosin Kingdom. He was the king of Siam from 1824–1851. Rama III was the elder brother of Mongkut who succeeded him as King Rama IV in 1851. Rama IV became famous beyond Thailand, after being portrayed in The King and I film and stage productions.

'Wat Prayurawongsawat Worawihan is a "second class level" of royal temples.

Visiting[edit]

The temple complex is seldom visited by foreign tourists.

It was restored in 2009. A museum at the temple displays relics found during restoration.

Museum and site signage was in the Thai language as of 2012.

Albumen photo, "Courtyard of Wat Prayunwongsawat (1862)", by Isidore van Kinsbergen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wat Prayun Wongsawat - The Main Chedi | Bangkok photo by Igor Prahin Getty Images

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 13°44′14″N 100°29′45″E / 13.7372°N 100.4958°E / 13.7372; 100.4958