Wat Ratchaburana, Bangkok

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Chapel of Wat Ratchaburana

Wat Ratchaburana Ratchaworawihan (Thai: วัดราชบุรณราชวรวิหาร) or usually shortened to Wat Ratchaburana (วัดราชบูรณะ), commonly known as Wat Liap (วัดเลียบ), is a second-class temple in Maha Nikaya sect of Buddhism, located at 119 Chakkraphet Road, Wang Burapha Phirom Subdistrict, Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok at the foot of the Memorial Bridge on the Phra Nakhon side near Pak Khlong Talat and Praisaniyakarn, opposite The Long Corridor of Suankularb Wittayalai School.

The temple was built in the late Ayutthaya period by wealthy Chinese merchant named "Liap" (เลี้ยบ). Apart from the beautiful tradition architectures and Buddha statues, the highlight is the wall paintings inside the main ordination hall, which is the work of Krua In Khong (ขรัวอินโข่ง), a monk and a talented artist who lived during the reign of King Mongkut (Rama IV).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "วัดราชบุรณราชวรวิหาร". resource (in Thai).

Coordinates: 13°44′32.28″N 100°29′56.76″E / 13.7423000°N 100.4991000°E / 13.7423000; 100.4991000