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Wat Sam Phran

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

92 Sam Phran, Sam Phran District, Nakhon Pathom 73110, Thailand

Opening Hours

6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

THB 20

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5.00/5 - (4 Votes)
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Chaiya
Local tour guide
"When visiting Wat Sam Phran in Bangkok, be sure to climb up to the top of the dragon-shaped tower for a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding area. Don't forget to explore the hidden chambers within the temple, where you can discover fascinating artifacts and relics."

Are you looking to discover an architectural wonder with a mysterious back-story that is far from the well-worn trail of Bangkok tours

Then make sure to visit the amazing Buddhist 'Dragon temple' Wat Sam Phran, which is located just outside the city! A surprisingly relaxing space with a peaceful atmosphere, you can take a moment from the bustling tourist hotspots and take in the incredible architecture - it's definitely worth considering a visit to Wat Sam Phran.

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Before entering the temple, which is located at the dragon's head on top of the building, you can walk around in the fairytale like garden that will make you think of Alice In Wonderland. The garden path, which is completely decorated with hand and footprints, leads you past all kinds of craziness and statues of animals: a huge white rabbit, jumping dolphins, an immense elephant, tigers, a wooden ship etc. The highlight is walking through the turtle shaped cave in which a small pond has been constructed! For families with kids, this is the perfect little getaway!

If you want to reach the temple on top of the building, your best shot at getting there is during the weekend. On weekdays you are not always guaranteed to go upstairs as the monks who live and work there are busy doing other things and probably won't let you in. However, if you are lucky enough to get in, be prepared to walk up 17 stories to top!


Best time to visit Wat Sam Phran:

Wat Samphran is open from 6 am to 6 pm every day of the week for tourists and visitors. There are very few tourists in the area, so no matter when you go, you will find the place pretty much to yourself !


How to get to Wat Sam Phran:

As the temple is located about a 50 minute drive from Bangkok, it's best to take a taxi or to book a guide/driver who will take you there.

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How to get the best picture at Wat Sam Phran:

From beginning to end, literally everywhere you look there is a photo opportunity! As we said earlier, the garden is full of props and therefor a dream for every (aspiring) photographer!

Tips: 

If you decide to visit Wat Samphran, keep in mind that if you do not go on the weekend you may not be able to go upstairs, as the access door to the upper floors will be closed. Sometimes on weekends the monks will unlock it for you, but this is not always guaranteed. 

It’s strictly prohibited to enter the temple with open shoulders or a low neckline. You must wear long trousers or long skirts and at the entrance you need to take off your shoes.

To get a good picture of the full temple, you probably need a drone.

Take some small money with you to donate to the temple, as there is no entrance fee required.

Frequently asked questions

Where is Wat Sam Phran located?

Wat Sam Phran is located in the Nakhon Pathom Province, which is about 40 kilometers west of Bangkok.

What is the significance of Wat Sam Phran?

Wat Sam Phran is known for its unique dragon-shaped pagoda, which is a symbol of protection and strength.

Can visitors climb the dragon-shaped pagoda?

No, visitors are not allowed to climb the dragon-shaped pagoda for safety reasons.

What are the opening hours of Wat Sam Phran?

Wat Sam Phran is open daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Are there any entry fees for visiting Wat Sam Phran?

Yes, there is an entry fee of 50 baht per person for visiting Wat Sam Phran.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

92 Sam Phran, Sam Phran District, Nakhon Pathom 73110, Thailand

Opening Hours

6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

THB 20

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