Whispers of Tranquility: Discovering Wat Phaknam – A Sanctuary Along the River

Wat Phaknam Phasicharoen at a glance with a emelard ceiling

Wat Phaknam. Far from the tourist crowds, this tranquil temple offers a serene sanctuary for those seeking solace and spiritual reflection. Join me as we embark on a journey to uncover the beauty and serenity of Wat Phaknam.

Travel Bee
Travel Bee

Hello! I am Travel Bee ! The beautiful emerald ceiling have been attracting attention on Instagram and it has recently become popular as a photogenic temple. Let’s see what it is at a glance 👀

1. Basic Information

Photos of Wat Phaknam amazing emerard ceiling and giant golden Buddha
  • Opening Hours: 8:00-18:00
  • No Annual holidays
  • Admission Fees: Free of charge
  • Access: MRT Blue line “Bang Phai” Station, 10-15 min walk from Exit 1
  • Google Map
  • Estimated time to see: 60 min
  • Notes

2. History

  • 1488-1629:Established at Ayuttaya Era created by Royal Family at King Rama 3 time.
  • Temple grade: The 3rd grade
  • 1916-1959: Chief priest, Luang Por Sot, created the Thammakhai method, which combines seated meditation and meditation, which made Wat Phak Nam famous

3. Must see in Wat Phaknam

The meaning of the name
Wat = Temple
Paknam = By the river 
Phasicharoen = Name of the river
1. Pagoda (emerald ceiling)
2. Golden Buddha
3. Main Hall
Each spots access in 3 min walk

① Pagoda

Pagoda View

Foor Map of Pagoda

  • 5th: Buddhist Legend Map of heaven
  • 4th: Statue of Priest Luang Po sod
  • 3rd: Muserum
  • 2nd : Place for Ritual events
  • 1st : Thai culture and arts
  • ※ if you are lucky, can use elevator
1st : Thai culture and arts
2nd : Place for Ritual events
3rd: Muserum
4th: Statue of Priest Luang Po sod
5th Floor: 8m Stupa with Naga

➁ Golden Buddha

Golden buddha
  • Built in 2021
  • Built to commemorate the 72th birthday of King Rama 9 and Queen
  • Heigh 69m / Width 40 m
  • The 3rd Biggest Buddha in Thailand

➂ Main Hall

3. Main Hall
Solemn Atmosphere
3. Main Hall
Luang Por sort

Wat Phaknam may not be as famous as some of Bangkok’s other temples, but its hidden beauty and tranquil ambiance make it a gem waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re seeking spiritual solace or simply a quiet retreat from the city, this hidden sanctuary offers a peaceful haven amidst the chaos of urban life.

Travel Bee
Travel Bee

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