My favourite temples and shrines in Bangkok.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Wat Prayurawongsawat Worawiharn (Turtle Temple) (วัดประยุรวงศาวาสวรวิหาร)

The front part of this Thai-Chinese temple has a rock garden, little waterfalls and a small artificial hill with stupas containing the ashes of people that were cremated. A lot of turtles (hence the name) and big fish are hanging out in some pools. Feeding is allowed and encouraged. The water is not very clear and the pools seem overpopulated, but walking here feels like being in a fairy tale. The actual temple in the back and has a high white chedi. More photosWat Prayurawongsawat

1 comment:

cafavier said...

The rock garden is currently under construction, but the back entrance is open, the garden can be viewed and the turtles can be fed.