This temple is located at the foot of the Rama I Memorial Bridge on the Bangkok side. Built in the late Ayutthaya period by a Chinese merchant, it is otherwise known as Wat Liap and is one of the 3 principal temples of the capital which include Wat Ratchaburana, Wat Ratchapradit and Wat Mahathat. It had been regularly restored since the reign of King Rama I through to the reign of King Rama VII, except in the sixth reign. Some of the temples principal buildings, especially Phra Ubosot the ordination hall which houses mural paintings by Khrua In Khong, were badly damaged by bombing during World War II. The buildings were later restored to their good condition as they appear today.
Location : Chakkraphet Road, Wangburapha Subdistrict, Phra Nakorn District, Bangkok
Open : Daily from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission : Free
Tel : 0 2225 1595
Nearby places/attractions: Pak Klong Talat, Memorial Bridge (Saphan Phut)