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Wat Dhammamongkol

Pagoda of Wat Dhammamongkol

Besides an old temple building, Wat Dhammamongkol impresses with a 95-meter-high chedi in which relics and strands of Buddha's hair are contained. They were given as a gift to this temple from the Supreme Patriarch of Bangladesh. The temple is a bit out of the way, being located on the outskirts of Bangkok on Sukhumvit Road but it is one of my favorite places to visit when in Bangkok. On the temple grounds also stands a pavilion which houses the biggest jade Buddha in the world (listed in the Guinness Book of Records).

Update: Though we went back many times to visit our friends in this temple, we just enjoyed the new Ubosot building which was built on the grounds of the old one. It houses a huge sitting Buddha image and has some beautiful murals on the walls, depicting scenes of the life of Buddha on the top part and important monks related to the temple on the lower half. (the picture below actually shows the old Ubosot as an historic picture since we have been regularly going to this temple for 10 years)

Ubosot of Wat Dhammamongkol

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