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Wat Pathum Wanaram : The Hidden Temple Among Business District

Taking journey with me to Wat Pathum Wanaram will help you bring back a peace into your mind in term of both physical and spiritual journey.

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Have you ever imagine of a peaceful place among modern city ?

If someone talk about Pathum Wan district , first thing you may think is  shopping malls. Of course , we cannot deny that there a lot of shopping mall located in this area such as
Suam paragon , Central world , and etc. But , there is one beautiful  temple hidden in this business district. The temple is surrounded with green environment and peaceful feeling from the Buddhism way of life. This temple name Watpathumwanaram.
King Mongkut ( King Rama the4th ) is the founder of Wat Pathun Wanaram. Initially , his propose was to bulid a relaxing place outside the center of Bangkok. In the past , center of Bangkok is in Rattanakosin Island where the grand palace is located. Then , King Mongkut realized that he had a royal rice field where there were a lot of lotuses in Payathai district . After that , he hided Chinese labors to dig two lake which are Sra - nai ( inside lake ) in the northand Sra - Nok ( outside lake )in the south. In the past ,Sra-nai was a private place for the royal family , but Sra-nok is allowed the common people to visit. To give a royal charity to queen Sirindhraboromrachinee , his majesty king Rama the4th built a Buddhism temple in the west of Sra nok named Wat Pathum Wanaram.
The must see in Wat Pathum Wanaram.
Phra Serm and Phra San
After having a victory in the war , King Rama the3rd took Phra Serm and Phra Sam from Vientaine and placed these two image of Buddha in Baworn Palace.But , King Rama the4th moved them to monastery inside Wat Pathum Wanaram
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Phra Serm ( the big ) and Phra San (the small )

Phra Sai
King Rama the4th built many new temple during his reign, so he had a wish to bring a beautiful Buddha image from Kingdom of Lanchang. This was a reason why Phra sai is situated in Wat Pathum Wanaram. People believe that Phrasai can bring a rain to abundant agriculture.
Lord Buddha footprint &  Buddha image inside the monastery.
Inside the monastery , you will be able to see Lord buddha foot print made from a marble , and the declining buddha brought from Srilanka.
Wat Pathum Wanaram

Location : Between Siam Paragon and Central world
Time       : open from 8.00 am - 8.00 pm
Bus         : 2,25,79,15,16,204,501,508,40,48,45,54,73,59
BTS        :  Siam station
Website  : www.watpathumwanaram.com
Activities : worshiping Bugha image , making merit , and meditation

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