Wat Chalerm Phrakiat is one of many historical buildings in Nonthaburi. This impressive temple dates back to King Rama III who built it for his mother. Nonthaburi has a rich historical past with ancient architecture as far as the 17th century. The temple sits on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. The temple is an ideal place for relaxing and escaping from the busy city. It also provides an ideal location for meditation, to find peace and tranquility. The massive compound boasts large trees and stunning surroundings.
Wat Chalerm Phrakiat itself is striking. The temple has a bright roof and beautiful white porcelain columns. The temple grounds are vast and green. The biggest attraction is the temple’s the largest bronze Buddha image. Inside the main shrine hall lays beautiful mural paintings. The walls are decorated with pictures of the Royal family.
Wat Chalerm Phrakiat is a favourite spot among locals to have picnics and weekend day trips. The nearby new parks make for the perfect location for family gatherings. Other buildings that surround the temple are Phra Wiharn Luang, Wiharn Sila Khao, and Phra Chedi. Kan Parian Luang is a hall for sermons. The style of the building is a mixture of Thai and Chinese architecture. The monks living quarters are outside of the main temple. The buildings are higher which is a throwback to Thailand’s past. The monks there care for animals as other temples do. One of the distinctive additions are peacocks, turkeys, rabbits and chicken which run around freely.
To get to Wat Chalerm Phrakiat, hop on a boat to Nonthaburi Pier and hire a long tail boat to the temple. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact our concierge
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