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Wat Yannawa, Bangkok

       Wat Yannawa is one of Bangkok’s most stunning temples. Located in the Charoen Krung district, it is easily accessible and popular with tourists because it is a beautiful temple with a large Chinese Junk Chedi. People frequently come to make merit because it is convenient to walk along Charoen Krung Road from the foot of the Sathorn Bridge for about 5 minutes to the temple. A sign on Soi Charoen Krung 53, opposite the temple, and a sign at Wat Yan Nawa School indicate that you have arrived at Wat Yan Nawa. In addition, there are restaurants and clean restrooms within the temple that serve tourists.

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Wat Yannawa story

       The temple is a third-class royal temple, It was built in the Ayutthaya period and the previous name was “Wat Khok Khwai” which means “temple of the buffalo stable”. The temple changed the name again to “Wat Khok Krabue” in the Thonburi era, Later King Rama I had given the new name “Wat Yannawa” or “the boat temple” in English and order to make the Chinese junk vessel the true scale at the temple.

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The large Chinese Junk Chedi

       King Rama III forecast in the future a Chinese junk vessel would be disappeared that he order to build a Chinese junk vessel as the true scale with reinforced concrete. The  Chinese junk vessel Jedi composed of two Jedis replacing sparring. King Rama III knows that Chinese junk vessels using intensively for trade with China and believed that had brought prosperity to the Siam Kingdom.


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How to behave at Wat Yannawa

       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 06.00 AM – 6.00 PM. For more information please contact 026723216

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How to travel to Wat Yannawa

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 another side to wait for The Sukhumvit line after that get of at “Saphan Taksin (S6)” and walk to exit number 4, Walking strath on Charoen Krung Road around 12 minutes, you will meet the temple on the right-hand side.

The starting point: BTS Siam Station


Address : 40 Charoenkrung Road, Yannawa, Sathorn, Bangkok

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/DmxmG1Jnp8E5RD3a9

Open for viewing: 05.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.

Tel : 0-2672-3216

Website : https://www.facebook.com/Wat Yannawa

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