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Wat Bang Kung

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

บ้านค่าย หมู่ที่ 4 Tambon Bang Kung, Amphoe Bang Khonthi, Chang Wat Samut Songkhram 75120, Thailand

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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"As a local tour guide, my insider tip for visiting Wat Bang Kung in Bangkok is to explore the hidden temple by taking a boat ride through the surrounding canal. This unique experience allows you to witness the temple's beautiful riverside location and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surrounding mangrove forest."

What is Wat Bang Kung?

Wat Bang Kung is a historic temple located in Bangkok, Thailand. Situated in the Chom Bung district, this temple is known for its unique architecture and rich cultural heritage. The temple is surrounded by lush greenery and is a peaceful oasis in the bustling city.

History of Wat Bang Kung

Wat Bang Kung has a fascinating history that dates back several centuries. Originally built during the Ayutthaya period, the temple was later reconstructed during the reign of King Taksin in the late 18th century. The temple holds great historical significance as it served as a hiding place for soldiers during the famous Battle of Bang Kung against the Burmese army.

When planning your tours in Bangkok don't forget to visit Wat Bang Kung. 

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Why is Wat Bang Kung Important?

Wat Bang Kung is an important cultural and historical site in Bangkok. It serves as a reminder of Thailand's rich past and the bravery of its people. The temple is also significant as a place of worship and spiritual contemplation for the local community.

Things to do & see at Wat Bang Kung

  • The Ancient Tree: One of the main attractions of Wat Bang Kung is the ancient tree that has grown around the temple's ordination hall. The tree has enveloped the structure, creating a unique and awe-inspiring sight.

  • The Ordination Hall: Explore the ornate ordination hall of Wat Bang Kung, adorned with intricate carvings and beautiful murals depicting the life of Lord Buddha.

  • The Reclining Buddha: Witness the impressive Reclining Buddha statue housed within the temple grounds. This golden statue is a sight to behold.

  • The Spirit Houses: Take a moment to admire the beautifully crafted spirit houses that are scattered throughout the temple complex. These small shrines are dedicated to guardian spirits.

  • The Meditation Area: Find inner peace and tranquility by visiting the meditation area within the temple. This serene spot allows visitors to experience a moment of calm amidst the hectic city.

Wat Bang Kung offers a unique glimpse into Thailand's cultural heritage and provides visitors with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the country's rich history. 

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Whether you are a history enthusiast or simply seeking a peaceful retreat, a visit to Wat Bang Kung is sure to be a memorable experience.

Frequently asked questions

Where is Wat Bang Kung located?

Wat Bang Kung is located in Bangkok, Thailand.

What is the significance of Wat Bang Kung?

Wat Bang Kung is a historical temple that holds a revered Buddha image covered by a banyan tree.

What are the opening hours of Wat Bang Kung?

Wat Bang Kung is open daily from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Is there an entrance fee to visit Wat Bang Kung?

No, there is no entrance fee to visit Wat Bang Kung.

Are there any specific dress code requirements to enter Wat Bang Kung?

Visitors are advised to dress modestly and respectfully when visiting Wat Bang Kung, covering their shoulders and knees.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

บ้านค่าย หมู่ที่ 4 Tambon Bang Kung, Amphoe Bang Khonthi, Chang Wat Samut Songkhram 75120, Thailand

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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