Wat Yannawa - Boat Temple - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken near the 'wheelhouse' of the Chinese junk shaped temple in Wat Yannawa, Bangkok. This image overlooks the rest of the strange temple and complex.
Wat Yannawa - Boat Temple - FURTHER INFORMATION
Wat Yannawa - Boat Temple - Bangkok visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Wat Yannawa - Boat Temple' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Central Thailand.
Wat Yannawa (วัดยานนาวา) literally translates as 'craft boat' and is also known as the 'Boat Temple'. The boat here is a concrete representation of a Chinese Junk, which had been important in the trade route with China until it was replaced by steamboats. The masts have been replaced by chedis, and the Buddha statues stand in the 'wheelhouse'.
Built during the Ayutthaya period, just before the capital of Thailand moved ot Bangkok, Wat Yannawa is close to Chinatown, next to the Chao Phraya River and Taksin Bridge. A statue of King Rama III, who ordered the chinese junk built, stands at the base of the steps leading up to the temple. It is a minor attraction in Bangkok, little visited by foreign tourists. A little to the north is the Assumption Cathedral.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Charoen Krung (1, 15, 75)
Ferry: Sathon Express Boat Pier
Skytrain: Taksin Bridge Skytrain Station
Metro: Saphan Tak Sin BTS Station