Wat Bowon Niwet
This Temple is located on Phra Sumen Road in the Bang Lamphu area. Built in 1829, it is the shrine-hall of Phra Phutthachinnasi, a very beautiful Buddha image which was molded in about 1357. This is one of the most important temples of Bangkok, whose one-time chief abbot was King Rama IV before he ascended the throne. King Rama IV and King Rama VII, as well as His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej had resided here during their monkshood.
A historic Temple in Bangkok, Wat Bowon Niwet Wiharn was established in 1829 and is located in the Bang Lamphu neighborhood, close to Khaosan Road tourist area. Its main ordination hall is home to the revered Phra Phutthachinnasi, an ancient Buddha image believed to be built in circa 1357. Wat Bowon Niwet Wiharn was the residence of King Rama IV during his monkhood years before accession to the throne. King Rama VII and Rama IX also resided here during their monkhood.Opening hours: Daily 8 a.m.-5 p.m.Admission: FreeContact: Phra Sumane Road., tel: 0 2281 2831-3Nearbyattractions: Khaosan Road., Democracy Monument, Phra Athit Roadhttp://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Wat-Bowon-Niwet–88