About Wat Mangkon Kamalawat
Wat Mangkon Kamalawat is located in the capital of Thailand, Bangkok – Street, built in the early 1870s, is the earliest Buddhist temple established by immigrant Chinese in Bangkok, as the largest and most important Chinese temple in Thailand, the incense is strong and continuous throughout the year, popular among Chinese in Bangkok, they often visit the temple to pray for peace.
There is another story about the origin of the name of Wat Mangkon Kamalawat. The dragon lotus from Chengyanggang, Chenghai County, Chaoshan, Guangdong Province, was one of the items exported to Thailand, and the location of the temple now is where the dragon lotus seeds were once gathered and sold, thus the temple was named Long Lian Temple after its completion. The temple is built in the classic Chinese architectural style, with a tiled roof decorated with animal and floral motifs, including a dragon representing China. In the main hall of the temple are three golden statues of Buddha in the Chinese style, as well as smaller statues of Buddha.
The most lively time of the year is when the traditional Chinese festivals come around, and when the Chinese New Year and Jiuhuangzhai come around, the temple hosts a huge celebration that is always bustling with visitors and a steady stream of pilgrims.
How to get there
The closest station is MRTWat Mangkon, just off exit 2 or 3.
Monday – Friday: 06:00 – 17:00
Saturday – Sunday: 06:00 – 18:00
The temple was built in 1871 and is the oldest Chinese Buddhist temple in Bangkok. It is also known as the “Dragon Lotus Temple.”
There are several Chinese temples around Yawarat, but this temple is the most famous and is visited by many people every day.