Wat Bowonniwet, Bangkok

Wat Bowonniwet, also known as Wat Bowon is slightly different to the usual Buddhist wats as it follows the thammayut sect, which technically is a reformed version of Thai Buddhism, set up by Rama IV.

Needless to say, it still has the tradition ornaments and gold colour like most of the wats in Bangkok. Unfortunately no photography was allowed in the temple itself, even though I was able to get some from standing outside. But I couldn’t get the detail of the murals on the walls, which highlights the type of life around the early 19th C in Thailand.

If wanting to visit inside, make sure that your shoulders and legs are covered, otherwise it will be a definite ‘NO’!




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