Gothic-style Buddhist Temple in Thailand

Wat Niwet Thammaprawat Ratchaworawihan (Buddhist temple) located within the grounds of the Bang Pa-In Royal Palace in Thailand’s Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province. I visited on August 15, 2020. I never seen like this Gothic-style Buddhist temple in Thailand. So unique!

The appearance of Wat Niwet Thammaprawat is similar to that of a Christian church.

When King Chulalongkorn commissioned Wat Niwet Thammaprawat in Ayutthaya’s Bang Pa-in district in 1876, the monarch wanted the temple to be designed following Gothic-Revival aesthetics was never seen as an inclination to embrace another faith.

Temple designed by Italian architect Joachim Grassi. Good combination between Western and Eastern culture. The fact the King wanted the temple to be designed following Gothic-Revival aesthetics was never seen as an inclination to embrace another faith.

Multi-colored stained glass windows, a Buddha image sits on the Gothic altar

I like walk around and experience the great atmosphere.

It is also built in the middle of river so you have to cross by the cable car.

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