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Wat Hua Lamphong

Nestled amidst the bustling chaos of Bangkok’s business district, you’ll stumble upon the magnificent Wat Hua Lamphong, a regal temple classified as “third class” (because being first class would be too mainstream).

Located on the swanky Rama IV Road, this temple is like the cool kid at the block party, rubbing shoulders with The Montien Hotel and just a leisurely 1 km stroll away from the Hua Lamphong railway station.


In a magnificent makeover fit for a king, Wat Hua Lamphong decided to throw a royal bash of its own! 

Back to the year 1996, as Thailand celebrated the 50th anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s reign (Rama IX), this temple thought, “Why not give ourselves a regal facelift too?”

So, they rolled out the red carpet, or should we say, the golden carpet, because they embraced the Kanchanapisek, or Golden Jubilee, a year with open arms.

Imagine an extra temple with two elephants striking a pose next to a multi-tiered umbrella on its royal seal! 🐘👑

It’s like Wat Hua Lamphong whispered to itself, “If you’re gonna remodel, you might as well do it with style!”

So, if you’re looking for a place where history, royalty, and elephants come together, this temple’s got you covered.

Come, pay your respects, and soak in the majesty of it all – it’s an elephantastic experience you won’t want to miss! 🐘🌟

How to get there

Right outside the temple’s main entrance on Rama IV Road, you’ll find the entrance to Sam Yan Station on the Bangkok metro because who needs to meditate when you can ride the metro instead? 🚇

So, if you’re in Bangkok, visit Wat Hua Lamphong to experience this temple’s rich history and royal elegance.

Wat Hua Lamphong
LocationBang Rak District, Bangkok, Thailand
Year of Renovation1996
Renovation Occasion50th Anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Reign (Rama IX)
Royal SealFeatures two elephants flanking a multi-tiered umbrella
Accessibility1 km from Hua Lamphong railway station, with Sam Yan Metro Station nearby




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