Pathum Wan area or what the locals normally called ‘Siam’ is no doubt, a centre of Bangkok, capital city of Thailand. This area is full of shopping malls, tourist attraction and restaurants. This is a happening area, where fast trends merge perfectly with cultures. It beautifully represents the authentic taste and civilization of Thailand. However, like Yin and Yang, darkness and brightness, the Sun and moon, everything needs a balance point. If Siam Paragon and MBK are symbols of Bangkok’s vibrant atmosphere, then ‘Wat Pathum’ is a true symbol of peace.
Wat Pathum is a fantastic choice if you want to rest and enjoy yourself during a busy day. It is a place where you can escape reality and reconnect with nature. If you still can’t see what kind of place it is, please close your eyes. Can you hear birds chirping? The sounds of leaves moving? Now open your eyes look around at these green spaces. In the temple, there is a park ‘Suan Pah’ where you can go for a walk and learn some philosophy and ethics at the same time. Meditating classes are also available on site as well. During important days on Buddhism calendar, this is also a place that unites the Thais together. The schools and companies nearby often come to this temple to do religious activities.
Surrounding by the crowd of world-class shopping malls, waves of people and boiling weather, the most special thing about this temple is that you will forget about them the moment you step in. Whether you are a Buddhist or not, this temple will you for sure! Make sure to make time on your visit and check Wat Pathum out, the other side of Bangkok life.
Wat Pathum is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.
Address: 969 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330