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Wat Bowornniwet, Bangkok

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Wat Pavaranivesh Vihara Rajavaravihara is a major Buddhist temple in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, Thailand.The temple is a center of the Thammayut Nikaya order of Thai Theravada Buddhism, it is the shrine-hall of Phra Phuttha Chinnasi (พระพุทธชินสีห์), a statue of the Buddha which dates to around 1357. Bowonniwet has been a major temple of patronage for the ruling Chakri dynasty. It is where many royal princes and kings studied and served their monkhood, including King Bhumibol and his son, the present king Vajiralongkorn.ArchitectureThe golden chedi at the wats shrine carries the relics and ashes of Thai royals. The two viharas are closed to public. The T-shaped bot holds a magnificent Sukhothai-period Buddha, cast in 1257 CE to celebrate freedom from the Khmers.The murals on the bots interior walls were traditionally light and limited in their subject matter and style. They were painted to appear three-dimensional. Monk artist Khrua In Khong introduced Western style in the murals depicting Buddhist subjects.
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  • We have here an hour quiet walked through the complex. Stroll out on us all the beauty in us. It was already late so it may be that the printer is during the day.
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  • Go north from Khao San Road and the great temple. Temple visitors very often, it is amazing. It is thought that even the Buddha image of the temple is I great murals painted on the walls. Worth to see Temple is I think.
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