Sunday, July 1, 2018

WAT DHAMMAMONGKOL - BANGKOK

WAT DHAMMAMONGKOL - BANGKOK

updated from original post on www.chimburi.com at Wat Dhammamongkol

I always love to come back to Wat Dhammamongkol, which is now much easier with the Sky Train than many years ago when the last BTS Station was still far from the temple and I had to catch a taxi for the last few miles.  The temple has come a long way from what it looked like during my first visits, though some of the monks I know from here are still around. It is always a great temple to visit for a special ceremony, a buddhist holiday or just for a meditation.  Usually I also visit the museum in the upper floors of the huge pagoda, but this visit the lift was closed or broken and no light was on in the staircase, so I had to skip it. There is now also a little cafe on the temple grounds which provided shade and cold drinks during my visit in the hot season!









Thursday, June 28, 2018

WAT PRAYUNWONG - BANGKOK

WAT PRAYUNWONG

Updated from original post on www.chimburi.com at Wat Prayunwong

One of our first temples we visited back in the year 2000. We did come back here during the mourning period for the late King Bumipol but the temple was under renovation then. So, we were pleased to see that work had been finished and the temple looked beautfully renovated in May 2018. Both the Vihara and the Ubosot were open and we took the opportunity to make merit with a monk in the Vihara. Inside the Ubosot the mural paintings were in the process to be renovated and scaffolding was put up inside. 









WAT PICHAYART - BANGKOK

WAT PICHAYART 

Updated from original post on www.chimburi.com at Wat Pichayat

We have been regularly to this serene and beautiful temple in Bangkok's Khlong Sarn district. Usually when we come back to Bangkok we also visit this temple for a meditation or prayer session, so we did it again in May 2018.