Wat Pathum, the temple is between two shopping malls Siam Paragon and CentralWorld and the opponent the street of Siam Square, It is the most convenient to visit. It was established in 1857 by king Rama IV, The temple is a third class royal temple and it has the official name “Wat Pathum Wanaram Ratcha Wora Viharn”. The temple has a famous Place of meditation because it has many trees cover around the temple that seems located in the forest despite the temple is among the city however this is a surprisingly quiet place suiting for meditation.
Wat Pathum story
His Majesty King Mongkut ordered the construction of this temple in 1857 to honor Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Somdej, and appointed Chao Phraya Borom Mahaphichaiyat as project leader, Phraya Sampopphai as construction supervisor, and invited monks from Wat Bowonniwet Vihara to serve as abbot. The building was finished in 1861, but the celebration was canceled because the queen died. As a result, the celebration was moved to December 21, 1867, for a five-night period.
During the 2010 Ratchaprasong Intersection crackdown, Pathum Wanaram Temple was used as a “apocalyptic area” to take the wounded to safety. On May 19, 2010, one person was killed by a gunshot. According to eyewitnesses and autopsy results, all six died from high-velocity projectiles fired by soldiers stationed on rails at the BTS SkyTrain, which was located between Rama 1 Road and in front of Wat Pathum, according to the Southern Bangkok Criminal Court in 2013.
Phra Racha Sattha pavilion forest garden
Wat Pathum Wanaram Ratchaworawihan It is well-known from the forest in the heart of the city. It is also known as the “Phra Racha Sattha pavilion forest garden” because it is densely forested. Until visitors could hardly see the tall buildings around them, as if they were standing in the middle of a forest. As a result, it is a place for meditation and dharma listening. In 2013, the temple was also awarded for outstanding architectural conservation. This temple is home to Phra Serm and Phra Saen, two ancient Buddhas in Vientiane’s Lan Xang art style. During King Mongkut’s reign, both Buddha forms were enshrined.
How to behave when you visit Wat Pathum
The regulation of the temple is no different from other temples in Thailand, the prohibited dress is Short pants, short skirts, tight shirts, thin clothes, tank top, flip-flops, sleeveless shirt, and do not take the shirt outside of the pants. There is no cost to visit the temple. The temple opens daily 07.00 AM – 6.00 PM. For more information please contact 0222516469
How to travel to Wat Pathum
Travel with the BTS sky train system
This is the best way to travel, the BTS sky train system can avoid the traffic jam in Bangkok and save your time. When you arrive at any BTS station that the station you would get off is “siam” and then walk to exit number 5 and walking strength, you will find the temple. You can check the cost of the train through the link on the website below.
The starting point: BTS Any Station