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Wat Chana Songkhram, Bangkok

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Wat Chanasongkhram Ratchaworamahawiharn (Thai: วัดชนะสงครามราชวรมหาวิหาร), usually shortened to Wat Chana Songkhram (Thai: วัดชนะสงคราม, pronounced [wát t͡ɕʰā.náʔ sǒŋ.kʰrāːm]), is a second-class royal monastery in Chana Songkram Sub-district, Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok, within area of Bang Lamphu opposite to Khaosan Road and next to Rambuttri Road.

The temple is located at 77 Chakrabongse Road, it is an old monastery which was built before the first Rattanakosin period (before 1782). The former name is "Wat Klang Na" (วัดกลางนา; lit: temple in the middle of paddy field), later the reign of King Phutthayotfa Chulalok (Rama I), Prince Maha Sura Singhanat (the king younger brother) granted Mon people and monks to lived in the area, renovated the temple to be resident of Mon monks. Later, King Phutthayotfa Chulalok gave the new name "Wat Thong Pu" (วัดตองปุ), refers to name of a town in Myanmar after the name of Mon temple in Ayutthaya and Lopburi in the reign King Phutthayotfa Chulalok. The temple became a center of Mon sect of Buddhism as he awarded to Mon soldiers who formed major troop in war with Burmese. After the war, the temple was restored and made the royal monastery, and then renamed again to be "Wat Chana Songkhram" which means victory of war temple as Thai gained victory over Burmese for three times between 1785–87 (Nine Armies' Wars, Tha Din Daeng campaign and Sam Sop, battle at Nakorn Lampang Pasang).
Wat Chana Songkram is open for visitors or travelers every day, with no admission fee. And it has been promoted as one of the nine temples under the campaign "Respect to the Nine Temples" (ไหว้พระ 9 วัด) by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) along with other temples viz Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, Wat Suthat, City Pillar Shrine, San Chao Pho Suea (Phra Nakhon side), Wat Arun, Wat Rakhangkhositraram and Wat Kalayanamitr (Thonburi side) for the auspicious of life.
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  • Nice temple to visit must find phra Methi to change and pray for your future thing Should go in the morning and prayer are make  more »
  • Wat Chana Songkram is one of an important royal temple, it was built back in Aydhaya era and was majorly renovated by Somdej Phrabovornrajjao Maha Surasinghanat, a younger brother of King Rama the...  more »
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  • A Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand. Very quite and calm place. Monks were at their seats attending people visiting the place. This was one of the beautiful temple I saw in Thailand. The architecture, location, and view was superb. I spent around 30-35 minutes here, a must visit place in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • The rating is not for the temple. The temple is fine. BUT beware of the scammers at the entrance of the temple. Do not trust anybody who is willing to show you a map and give you tourist advice. In our case, they tried to convince us for a boat trip in the river.

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