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Wat Bowonniwet Vihara

Royal temple
For those seeking something different to Wat Pho, this Buddhist royal temple is extraordinarily beautiful and not yet overrun by tourists. Visitors can still watch monks at their devotions and admire the lovely wall paintings and doors richly ornamented with marquetry unimpeded. Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, short Wat Bowon, is the centre of Thammayut Nikaya, an order of the Theravada Buddhist monks in Thailand. Its enormous principle Buddha statue was moulded in 1357 in Sukhothai style.
Phra Nakhon district
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