Wat Bang Phra (วัดบางพระ)

August 17, 2011

Wat Bang Phra (วัดบางพระ) is a Buddhist temple in Nakhon Chai Si district, Nakhon Pathom Province, about 50 km west of Bangkok. The temple is well known for the daily tattoos or Sak Yants given by the monks that live there, and especially for the tattoo festival held on the temple grounds once a year during March. There is no existing record of when this temple was founded, however the architecture of its assembly hall indicates the late Ayutthaya period, while the murals inside the sermon hall demonstrate the craftsmanship during the reigns of Kings Rama III and Rama IV. (Wikipedia)

Further reading: Wat Bang Phra Magic Tattoo Festival

Province: Nakhon Pathom
GPS Coordinates: 13.897502329366, 100.21155270793

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2 comments on “Wat Bang Phra (วัดบางพระ)

  1. Hi Richard

    Just got a job in Nakhon Pathom teaching at Silpakorn uni. Moved into a flat yesterday and bought a motorbike today, so your map is really useful! I set out to find big c or lotus this evening but couldn’t find either so had to make do with the tesco/lotus express near where I live. Your map should help me greatly.



  2. Jackie Loo on said:


    Are you able to share / advise the budget hotel / guest house that is near by (walking distance) to Wat Bang Phra?


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