Wat Niwet Thamaprawat


On an island across the Chao Phraya River from Bang Pa In Palace, this unique buttercup-yellow ubosot (ordination hall) was designed to resemble a European Gothic cathedral. And since its spire holds a Buddha relic, it's actually a one-of-a-kind stupa. Inside you can admire stained-glass windows and gilded filigree that wouldn't look out of place in a European church.

Take a free, monk-operated cable car across the river from the palace parking lot (leave a donation in the boxes).

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