“Wat Yannawa or Chinese junk temple”

Wat Yannawa is a royal temple established in the Ayutthaya period (1350-1767 AD) and initially called Wat Kok Khwai. The name was later changed to Wat Kok Krabue in the Thonburi and early Bangkok eras. During the Rattanakosin period, King Rama III (1824-1851) added a wiharn in the form of the Chinese junk to remind the Thai people of the sailing ships that had brought much prosperity to the country. The two chedi (pagodas) represent the masts of the ship and the alter is in the wheel house on the rear upper deck. King Rama III also bestowed the name Wat Yannawa upon the temple. Wat Yannawa was very popular with Chinese people who settled in the Yannawa area after the original China Town area became too crowded. The temple is still popular with the Chinese people who continue to live in the district.

The large gatehouse of the temple.
The temple's singular attraction is its very unusual wiharn in the shape of a Chinese junk. The wiharn was built on the orders of King Rama III, who saw steam ships replacing the old junks, and wanted the people to remember the old ships that had originally bought so much prosperity to the kingdom. The 'ship' is made out of concrete, with two chedis where the masts would normally be. The alter is in the wheel house above the stern.

How to get there:
Wat Yannawa is situated very near the Taksin Bridge Skytrain station. Exit the station to Charoen Krung Road, turn right, walk down, and you soon come to the temple's large gatehouse.


Daily open,

To get here, you may walk from Taksin BTS (sky train) station

Wat Yannawa

Share

Charoen Krung Road, Yannawa, Bangkok Map

List 0 review | art & culture,attractions,Temple,place,temple

ไม่ทราบเวลาเปิดปิดที่แน่นอน

3976

Manage your trips

Delete

All reviews

(List 0 review)

Nearby Places

Asiatique Asiatique (List 2 review)

ห่าง 1.91 กิโลเมตร

Wat Traimit Wat Traimit (List 1 review)

ห่าง 2.29 กิโลเมตร

Monument of King Taksin the Great Monument of King Taksin the Great (List 3 review)

ห่าง 2.53 กิโลเมตร

Yaowaraj Yaowaraj (List 1 review)

ห่าง 2.61 กิโลเมตร

Snake Farm Snake Farm (List 0 review)

ห่าง 2.61 กิโลเมตร

Anusawari Phra Bat Somdet Phra Phuttha Yotfa Chulalok Anusawari Phra Bat Somdet Phra Phuttha Yotfa Chulalok (List 0 review)

ห่าง 3.18 กิโลเมตร

Wat Ratburana Bangkok Wat Ratburana Bangkok (List 0 review)

ห่าง 3.28 กิโลเมตร

Pak Khlong Talat Market Pak Khlong Talat Market (List 1 review)

ห่าง 3.32 กิโลเมตร

Lumpini Park Lumpini Park (List 0 review)

ห่าง 3.36 กิโลเมตร

Magic Art Museum Bangkok Magic Art Museum Bangkok (List 0 review)

ห่าง 3.57 กิโลเมตร

Hotels nearby

Pullman Bangkok G Hotel Pullman Bangkok G Hotel (List 0 review)

ห่าง 1.59 กิโลเมตร

Nearby restaurants

Siam Paragon Siam Paragon (List 0 review)

ห่าง 3.89 กิโลเมตร