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Wat Bampen Chine Prote


Wat Bampen Chine Prote

Wat Bampen Chine Prote in Bangkok

Wat Bampen Chine Prote is a Chinese Buddhist temple of the Mahayana sect in Bangkoks Chinatown.It was formerly known as Wat Yong Hok Yi. King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) gave the temple its modern name and donated the name plaque above the front entrance.

Wat Bampen Chine Prote in Bangkok
Inside the Temple

The temple dates back to the early Rattanakosin period and is one of the oldest Chinese monasteries in Thailand. It is also one of the smallest temples in Thailand. The temple is in a Chinese architectural style and has Chinese monks.

A Chinese Buddhiat Temple in Bangkok
The Principal Buddha

A Chinese Temple in Bangkok
The Three Buddhas

There are several important Buddha images inside including Phra Sangkatchai Phra Sri Arayamettri who is a symbol of prosperity. Phra Sakantha Bodhisat who is a disciplinarian of all monks. Sam Po Huk who is the Lord Buddha in three parts. Other important objects in the temple are the Eighteen Arahans (disciples) made from synthetic paper.

Wat Bampen Chine Prote in Bangkok
The Arahans

A Chinese Buddhist Temple in Bangkok
Chinese Deities

The temple is not well-known to tourists but is well worth visiting if you touring Chinatown. The temple is open for visitors from 06.00-17.00 daily.

Temples in Bangkok. Wat Bampen Chine Prote in Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand.
Monks offering daily prayers

Wat Bampen Chine Prote in Bangkok

Where is Wat Bampen Chine Prote?

Location: 324 Soi 8, Yaowarat Road, Yaowarat, Bangkok.

District: Chinatown

Opening Hours: 06.00-17.00 daily.

Getting There😕MRT Wat Mangkon Station (exit 2)

Chao Phraya Express Boat to Ratchawong Pier. Walk up Ratchawong Road from the pier. Turn right on to Yaowarat Road at the intersection. Cross the road and the temple is on Soi 8.

Bus: Numbers 1, 4, 7, 21, 25, 40 can be taken from the stop outside MRT Hualamphong (exit 1).


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