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Wat Borom Niwat, Bangkok

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Wat Borom Niwat Ratchaworawihan (Thai: วัดบรมนิวาสราชวรวิหาร); also simple known as Wat Borom Niwat or Wat Borom) is a second class royal Thai Buddhist temple, located in the Rong Mueang Subdistrict, Pathum Wan District, downtown Bangkok.


Wat Borom Niwat is a temple that King Mongkut (Rama IV) when he was ordained as a monk ordered to be built in the year 1834 under the name "Wat Borommasuk" (วัดบรมสุข). The original status of this temple was aranwasi (อรัญวาสี; "department of outside the forest"), in pair with Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, which was a khamwasi (คามวาสี; "department in the community") in Bang Lamphu area in Rattanakosin Island. Due to the location of Wat Borom Niwat in those days, considered as a suburb Bangkok. Originally, it has only a main hall, pagoda and 14 monk's dwellings.


The temple was renovated in the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) and renamed to "Wat Borom Niwat" as today.


Interior main hall enshrined principal Buddha statue in Māravijaya attitude named "Phra Thotsaphonlayan" (พระทศพลญาณ; lit: "tenfold power Buddha"). The mural paintings are the works of Khrua In Khong, the grand master artist in reign of King Mongkut. These murals are hidden by dharma puzzles of Buddhism in Western style art.
This temple, when taking a train from Bangkok railway station (Hua Lamphong) will pass through the gate. Because it is located next to the railways and close to Yotse bridge and Bobae market as well.
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  • Wat Boromniwas or Wat Borom is located near the Bo Bae market. Built by King Rama IV in 1834 while he was still a monk, it was originally intended to be a forest temple. It was renovated and renamed.....  more »
  • Beautifully decorated and built temple with a rich heritage feel to the whole place. Good for people who wish to have some peace and quiet while praying  more »

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