Thursday, 26 February 2009

Wat Rakangkositaram Woramahawihan

Located on Arun Amarin Road, Bangkok Noi District, on the western bank of the Chao Phraya River, this temple was built in Ayutthaya Period, and later renovated by King Rama I.
The name Wat Rakang was given after the renovation when a bell buried in the ground was found. (Rakang is a Thai word for bell.)
In Thai culture, ringing bells are compared to widespread fame. People thus come to Wat Rakang to pray for reputation.
Address:250 Arun Amarin Road, Sirirai Sub-District, Bangkoknoi District, Bangkok 10700
1. Chao Phraya Express Boat: Railway Station Pier Wang Lang Pier
2. Ferry: Tha Chang Pier Wat Rakhang Pier
3. Pier Wihan Somdet: 8 am - 5.30 pm
Opening Hours:
Temple: Daily 5 am-9 pm
Ubosot: Daily 6 am-6 pm
Wihan Somdet: Daily 8 am-5 pm
Admission Fee: free

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