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Wat Sampan Thawongsaram Worawihan, Bangkok, Thailand

This temple is a third grade royal temple of Worawiharn. It is an ancient temple, which was built in Ayutthaya period.

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Wat Sampan Thawongsaram Worawihan, Bangkok, Thailand


Wat Sampan Thawongsaram Worawihan, Bangkok, Thailand

It was formerly surrounded by moat connecting to Chao Phraya River which brought its local name Wat Koh (Temple on the Island). In 1796, King Rama I renovated the entire temple and made it a Royal temple with the name wat Koh Kaew Langkaram. In the reign of King Rama IV, the name was changed to Wat Samphanthawongsaram Worawiharn to honour Prince Samphanthawong, King Rama I's son who founded the temple.

Wat Sampan Thawongsaram Worawihan, Thailand, Bangkok

Wat Sampan Thawongsaram Worawihan, Thailand, Bangkok

Wat Sampan Thawongsaram Worawihan, Thailand, Bangkok


Wat Sampan Thawongsaram Worawihan, Bangkok, Thailand

The principal Buddha image inside the Ubosot (Main Chapel) is a seated Buddha in Subduing Mara, made of hollow log with lime covering. The image's arms are made of wood with gold application. Inside the image and under its base contain numbers of silver and lead votive tablets.


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