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Loha Prasat Temple

Bangkok
Free Admission
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Bangkok has no lack of majestic temples, all more elegant and impressive than the next, but some really stand out with their unique architectural identity. Despite being quite near Khaosan Road and next to the well known Wat Saket, the superb Loha Prasat is not often talked about. Also called the 'Metal Castle', Loha Prasat is located in the grounds of Wat Ratchanaddaram.

Built in 1846 on request of King Nangklao (Rama III) and inspired by two other similar temples found in India and Sri Lanka, Loha Prasat is a 36 m high construction supporting 37 metal spires representing the 37 virtues toward enlightenment. The temple is erected in a very unusual way with multiples concentric square levels built on geometrically aligned pillars. A relic of lord Buddha is kept at the highest level.

Loha Prasat is the Indian name dating from the time of Buddha, refering to a multi-storey and square based construction with metal spires and originally used as Monk's quarters.
Hours

08:30 - 18:00

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Contact details

  • Name: Loha Prasat Temple
  • Address: 2 Maha Chai Rd - Khwaeng Wat Bowon Niwet - 10200 - Bangkok - Thaïlande
  • Phone: (66) 2 224 8807
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