Nonthaburi Temples, Temples in Nonthaburi with their History

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Nonthaburi Temples
Temples
Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat
Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat
Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat
Location: Mueang District
Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat is a royal monastery was constructed under the royal command of King Rama III to dedicate to his mother and grandparents who resided in this area and was completed in the reign of King Rama IV. The temple is located at the west of the Chao Phraya River, the architecture is combination of Thai and Chinese-style. Ubosot (chapel) can be seen in an attractively peaceful temple compound. This unique architectural ubosot possesses an earthen mosaics roof of natural colors, which had been laid in a Chinese style and beautiful Chinese mosaics crafted into a striking flower on its upper part.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Wat Chomphuwek
Location: Mueang District
Wat Chomphuwek was built in the late Ayutthaya era by Mon people in 1757 and which there is old name was Chompuwiweg because of its location on a tranquil hill. Wat Chomphuwek still has the beautiful mural paintings in the Wiharn and Ubosot, as well as the Mon style pagodas constructed by Mon monks in 1917.

How to get there: The temple located in Tha Sai Sub-district, on Sanam Bin Nam Nonthaburi Road.
Wat Chotikaram
Location: Mueang District
Wat Chotikaram has the old name was Wat Sam Chin and built in 1807. The most beautiful spot of this monastery is Viharn Song Rong where not only the walls, but also floor and ceiling are covered with splendid mural paintings.

How to get there: Take the same route as to Wat Sangkhathan. If driving, start off driving along Rattanathibet road and cross Rama V Bridge, keep left. There will be a direction sign to Wat Sangkhatan. Turn left at this sign and continue for 2 kilometers. If arriving by boat, take the ferry boat at Nonthaburi Pier to Bang Sri Mueang Pier, then get on a minibus heading to the temple.
Wat Khema Phirataram
Location: Mueang District
Wat Khema Phirataram was built in the Ayutthaya period and later during the reign of King Rama II, it was given the name Khema. Under Queen Srisuriyenthramat’s patronage, the temple was later renovated. Behind the temple hall lays the main 30-meter tall pagoda, named Phra Maha Chedi, said to contain the relics of Lord Buddha, as well as Ayutthaya-style Buddha images that were brought from Chan Kasem Palace. The Monthian Throne Hall and the Daeng Royal Residence’s beautiful architecture can also be enjoyed within the temple compound.

How to get there: There are many bus routes that arrive at Wat Khema Phirataram. Alternatively, take a Rewadi-Pak Nam local truck (or open-air taxi), or even the Chao Phraya Express Boat: disembark at Nonthaburi Pier, and then take the No.203 bus. Visitors can also take a ferry from Bang Si Mueang Pier to Nonthaburi Pier, and then connect with another No.203 bus.
Wat Prasat
Wat Prasat
Wat Prasat
Location: Mueang District
Inside Wat Prasat, there are oldest mural paintings of Nonthaburi which was built in the late Ayutthaya period and works of advanced artists of the province. This temple has correctly preserved buildings and art therefore it serves as a resource for the study of Thai art. On the education building is a pulpit that is as old as the chapel.

How to get there:
Wat Prasat is located on the Bang Kruai - Sai Noi Road, if arriving by boat, the temple can be reached following a two-kilometer walk through fruit orchards from the pier. If the tourists get there by car, is to board a ferry from Nonthaburi Pier, then an open-air taxi on the Bang Yai - Tha Nam line. The stop is near Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat.
Wat Sangkhathan
Location: Mueang District
Wat Sangkhathan was formerly name from Wat Sarikho constructed during the late Ayutthaya period, which design in the Ceylonese style by skillful artisans. The most notable spots of this temple are the glass-walled Ubosots (or temple halls) and the boat-shaped monk residences, set in tranquil and natural surroundings.
Wat Sangkhathan
Wat Sangkhathan

How to get there: By car, drive along Rattanathibet Road and cross Rama V Bridge. Keep left and there will be a direction sign pointing to Wat Sangkhatan. Turn left at this sign and continue for 2 kilometers. Otherwise, take the ferry at Nonthaburi Pier to Bang Sri Mueang Pier, then get on a minibus heading to the temple.
Wat Tamnak Tai
Location: Mueang District
Wat Tamnak Tai is ancient temple, situated in Tha Sai Sub-district on Sanam Bin Nam Road. According to historic accounts, prior to the construction of this monastery, the area once served as King Taksin’s temporary royal pavilion. It is thought that the temple hall and the belfry were constructed in 1824 during the period of King Rama III.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Wat Chonprathan Rangsarit
Location: Pak Kret District
Wat Chonprathan Rangsarit is a very peaceful temple. Every Sunday and Buddhist holy day, buddhists will come to offer food to the monks and listen to the sermons given by the abbot, Phra Thep Wisutthi Methi (Panya Nandha Bhikku).

How to get there: Wat Chonprathan Rangsarit is located in the vicinity of Bang Talat Sub-district, Pak Kret District on the Nonthaburi - Ha Yaek Pak Kret Road.
Wat Ku
Wat Ku
Wat Ku
Location: Pak Kret District
Wat Ku is including the old chapel, the walls are finely decorated with paintings in Mon style. There is a building constructed to commemorate Queen Sunantha Kumarirat, one of King Rama V’ queens, who was drown by shipwreck; her body was temporarily placed in the monastery prior to transfer into Bangkok.

How to get there:
By Car
Visitors can drive from Pak Kret Pier and turn left into Soi Wat Ku on Sukhaprachasan Road. Pass Wat Bang Pud Nok and Suan Thip around 3 kilometers will be see the temple on the left.
By Boat
Visitors can rent a boat at Pak Kret Pier and head towards north around 3 kilometers. It will take 10 minutes to see Wat Ku Pier on the right.
Wat Paramaiyikawat
Wat Paramaiyikawat
Wat Paramaiyikawat
Location: Pak Kret District
Wat Paramaiyikawat has old monastery is commonly known as Wat Pak Ao which is constructed in Mon style architecture. The main attractions are a large reclining Buddha, mural paintings, a pagoda called Phra Chedi Mutao (Slant Chedi) which is the distinct identity of Ko Kret. Moreover, this temple also the main Buddha image so called “Phra Nonthamunin” regarded as the marked Buddha image of Nonthaburi and the archive place of Tripitaka (Three baskets of Buddha’s Teaching) the first Mon language version of Thailand.

How to get there: Wat Paramaiyikawat opposite Wat Sanam Nua pier and tourist can cross the river by the ferry from this pier to Wat Paramaiyikawat.
Opening Hours : Weekdays from 01.00 pm. - 04.00 pm., and on weekends from 09.00 am. - 04.30 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 2584 5120
Hotels : Hotels in Nonthaburi Area
Wat Sao Thong Thong
Location: Pak Kret District
Wat Sao Thong Thong is the old temple was formerly name from Wat Suan Mak and the Mon people call this temple Phia A Lat. Behind the chapel lies the highest pagoda in Pak Kret. It is surrounded by two smaller pagodas. Beside the chapel, there are 2 large pagodas; one is a bell-shaped Lankan-style pagoda; another is a square-based pagoda. The chapel has beautiful gold-colored ceiling murals. The main Buddha image is a plaster image in the Man Wichai posture. In additional the temple was the first elementary school in Pak Kret.
Wat Amphawan
Location: Bang Yai District
Wat Amphawan is the ancient temple was formerly called Wat Bang Mueang and built in the late Ayutthaya period. The most noticeable is a wooden scripture hall in the middle of a pond. Some of the features of the hall are wooden bars, a two-tiered roof covered with earthen tiles and woodcarving with exquisite designs.

The entrance door is primed with gold leaves, the mullion is crafted into flowers and gourds, above the doors are birds on each side, and beyond them the radiant sun and moon are depicted. At the rear, a tray on a pedestal and wooden Buddha images are housed.

How to get there: Visitors can take a 5-minute ride on a long tail boat from Bang Yai District Office. Those driving should take the Bang Bua Thong - Taling Chan outer ring road, turning left at Bang Mueang Sub-district.
Wat Suan Kaew
Wat Suan Kaew
Wat Suan Kaew
Location: Bang Yai District
Wat Suan Kaew is centre of Buddhist practices, knowledge and a Buddhism diffusion centre. An innovative monk named Phra Phisal Dhamma Phati or Phra Phayom Kanlayano has initiated several projects for the Suan Kaew Foundation. The Foundation aims to upgrade living standards of the poor and to develop society. Successful projects include the Rom Pho Kaew, shelter for the elderly, supermarket for the poor and the Suan Kaew nursery projects.

How to get there: Drive over Phra Nang Klao Bridge and turn left at the second intersection for 2 kilometers. Alternatively, take the No.63 bus from Bangkok’s Victory Monument.
Opening Hours : Daily from 09.00 am. - 4.30 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 2595 1444
Wat Chalo
Wat Chalo
Wat Chalo
Location: Bang Kruai District
Wat Chalo or Chalo temple is famed for having the largest swan boat chapel in the world. The temple was constructed in the distinctive style of a traditional European merchant ship which established during the reign of King Barommagot of Ayutthaya and located in Chalo Sub-district.

Many lives had been lost as ships foundered in the nearby river, and local belief dictated that, as a result, a temple should be constructed like a boat to bring back good fortune.

Although abandoned for many years, monks finally took up residence in the temple again during King Rama the III or IV’s reign.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Wat Pho Bang O
Wat Pho Bang O
Wat Pho Bang O
Location: Bang Kruai District
Wat Pho Bang O is a charming old temple was built in Ayutthaya period and renovated during the reign of King Rama III. The chapel that shares a similar style with the Temple of the Emerald Buddha has pillars which point to the same direction in order to maintain the balance. The upper part of the chapel has woodcarving with Chinese patterns. The sandstone temple boundary markers are located around the chapel and every corner of the chapel is surrounded by pagodas. The door frames are decorated with beautiful sculptures that are made from sugarcane cement.

How to get there:
By Car
From Phra Nang Klao Bridge turn left to Bang Kruai for 17 kilometers at Bang Bua Thong junction, turn right to Nonthaburi District Office at Wat Chalo, continue driving for 500 meters. Wat Pho Bang O will be found on the right.