Wat Ratchanatdaram , Non Tourist Bangkok attractions
Many people who enjoy sightseeing tours to religion palaces should enjoy Bangkok temple visiting. There is a category of tour so call 9 Temples visiting within a day. Wat Ratchanatdaram is included in this type of temple tour which we consider top Bangkok attractions for the Thais. This royal temple has a greater size and a beautiful landscape. Getting into the temple to pay homage to the sacred Buddha and makes a wish made Thais people feel good all day long.
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The main building of this temple is in Loha prasart style. It is a multi-spire building. The temple was built in the reign of King Rama III. This is the first Loha prasart in Thailand, but the third one in the world. The King build this temple to commemorate princess Sommanut Wattanawadee. Later, she became one of the top Ranking consort of the King Rama IV.
The Loha prasart has 7 storey with 37 spires. The top spire enshrines the relic of the Lord Buddha. People can reach to the top by go up on 67th steps for the spiral stair case. It is the best way to see Bangkok for 360 degrees, the view of the Golden mountain , Wat Boworn, and Bangkok landscape.
Around the temple area
This temple can be seen from Ratchadamnearn Road, the historic and beautiful road in Bangkok. Around the area has long history and full of Bangkok attractions. It is very close to the city fortress , the democracy monument, Nitatrattanakosin museum, the Golden Mount Temple and the Queen Sirikit Art museum. Basically, one could take about a couple hours to visit Wat Ratchanatdaram and continue to other Bangkok attractions if you still have energy.
Lan Maha Jetsadapodin , in front of Wat Ratchanatdaram
There are beautiful park which is called Lan Mahajetsadabodin. It used to be the location of the first movie theater of Thailand called Sala Chaleamkrung. Later it was torn down and made small park, pavilion and monument of the King Rama III. The area has been use for special function to welcome the state visit guests. During Thai New Year ,this place held the national event which has various kinds of Thai play, musical and Khon Dance. If you come to Bangkok during Sonkran festival, you should not miss this Bangkok attraction.