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DATE : 5 . 26 . 2015
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Wat Arunratchawararam (Wat Chaeng)
Formerly Known as ?Wat Chaeng?. This temple has existed since the Ayutthaya period. When the King of Thonburi relocated the kingdom from Ayutthaya to Thonburi City. He determined the temple to be in royal vicinity. Housing the Emerald Buddha brought from Wiangchan. Vastly renovated in Kingdom Rama II?s reign, it is regarded as King Rama II?s individual temple. Upon its completion, the temple was royally titled ?Wat Arunratchawararam? or ?Wat Chaeng?. The interesting landmark is the gigantic stupa, 82 meters in height and 234 meters in width. The temple was first built in the reign of King Rama III and was completed in King Rama IV reign. Later its name has been changed to ?Wat Arunratchawararam?, considered the royal temple of Woramahawihan class or formally Known worldwide as ?Wat Arunratchawararam Woramahawihan?.
Phone Number: (662) 466-3167, 891-2185
Buses: 19, 57
Opening hours: 08.00-17.00 hrs.
Admission fee: for viewing the stupa 50 baht for foreigners


 
 
 
 
 
 
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