Wat Yannawa (Thai: วัดยานนาวา) is an old Buddhist temple (wat) dating back to the Ayutthaya period, located in the Sathon district of Bangkok on Charoen Krung Road, Bangkok, Thailand. It has a unique junk shaped chedi and viharn built by King Rama III. The idea behind the construction was that Chinese junk was quickly disappearing and the pagoda should show present descendants what it looked like. The temple was originally known as Wat Khok Khwai (วัดคอกควาย; "temple of the buffalo stable") during Ayutthaya era and Wat Khok Krabue (วัดคอกกระบือ) during Thonburi and early Bangkok era before the construction of the chedi.Take a look at our Bangkok trip planner to schedule your visit to Wat Yannawa and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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This temple was located very close to Saphan Taksin BTS, less than 5 minutes on foot, and was uniquely beautiful. We were there while people was gathering to pour water on the monks on the second day.... more »
You can find this boat shaped temple near the Sathorn Pier. It was built during the Ayutthaya period. As the city grew so did the temple. The trade between Siam and China kept expanding and by King... more »
Yanawa Temple is a temple with a long history with Thai people. Is another royal temple of Thailand The interior has beautiful historic sites and there are sacred things that Thai people respect You can travel easily by sky train To Saphan Taksin Station.
Cool temple complex with a huge junk boat and very old ubosot
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