Enjoy the beautiful and interesting river sights of Bangkok, including many temples. Take a self-guided boat trip on the regular express boat on the Chao Phraya river from the Phra Athit Pier (near Khao San Road) to the Sathorn pier (BTS Taksin Bridge) or vice versa. Find a map in the sidebar >>>

Wat Kanlayamit

One of the nine most sacred temples in Bangkok, this temple was built around 200 years ago by a rich Chinese nobleman and donated to King Rama III, who named it Wat Kanlayamit. The King commissioned a huge sitting Buddha image to be placed in a newly-built main hall, and King Rama IV later added a library for religious scriptures.

The main building is in Thai style, but most of the other buildings clearly show a Chinese influence on building style and decorations. 

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