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Top 11 destinations for Traditional Costume Photoshoot in Bangkok

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There are many locations in Bangkok where to wear Thai costumes and take a photo.

Today, Thai Style Studio proudly presents ‘Top 11 destinations for Traditional Costume Photoshoot in Bangkok’

Let’s check out!!!

1. The Temple of The Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

  • Diversify and gorgeously temple
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Wat Pho was founded way back in Ayutthaya Dynasty. The place was once the heart of all Thai sciences and philosophies; history, literature and medication, especially the original Thai massage. The icon of the temple is the biggest statue of the Reclining Buddha. Within the temple area located the stupas in various colors, sizes and decorations as well as the Chinese stone figurines – the symbol of the long-lasting Thai-Chinese relations.

Opening hours: 05.00 AM – 20.00 PM

Entrance Fee: 200 THB

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2. Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) *Temple maintenance fee for photograph 1,000THB

  • Iridescent Temple
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Temple of Dawn is one of the old temples constructed during Ayutthaya Dynasty. The landmark is the main stupa of the temple of down, known as the most splendid edifice of Bangkok. The stupa was ornamented with tiles and Benjarong – Chinese imported porcelain. At the main entrance, stood the famous Yaksha statues – Wat Arun’s Giant. One of the most famous scenes for the photoshoot is to take a picture on the crossing boat, having the great stupa as the scenery.

Opening hours: 07.30 AM – 17.30 PM

Entrance Fee: 200 THB

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3. Wat Ratchabophit

  • Colorful Temple
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Wat Ratchabophit was constructed in the reign of King Rama V. The temple’s architecture and design reflect both western and traditional Thai characteristic. Inside the temple located the royal cemetery, with more than 34 statues and monuments. The styles of each items are varies from Thai to western and also a combination between the two.

Opening hours: 06.00 AM – 18.00 PM

Entrance Fee: None

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4. Wat Ratchapradit Sathitmahasimaram

  • Minimalistic Temple
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Wat Ratchaparadit was designated a first-class royal monastery in 1915, making it one of the most significant temples in Thailand. The temple is located on Rachini Road, south of Saranrom Palace, next to the Privy Council chambers and near the Grand Palace, its main entrance is on Saranrom Road

Opening hours: 06.00 AM – 18.00 PM

Entrance Fee: None

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5. Wat Suthat and Giant Swing

  • Magnificent Temple (with red giant swing)
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Wat Suthat and The Giant Swing – Wat Wat Suthat Thepwararam was considered the royal temple of King Rama VIII. The monastery of Wat Suthat was recorded as the longest hall of all temples in Thailand. The front court of the temple is connected to the Giant Swing and the Bhraman shrines. The giant swing was built to perform the Brahmin ritual of Swing. It was ranked as the top destinations for good pictures.

Opening hours: 06.00 AM – 18.30 PM

Entrance Fee: 20 THB

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6.Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat)

  • Unique serenity temple
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Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat) was constructed in the reign of King Rama III – the temple was intentionally built in a different fashion from other temples constructed in early Ratthanakhosin. Unlike other temples with stupas and pagodas, Wat Ratchanatdaram was designed with metal roof, forged into gable ápex shaped, and gilded with gold. The place was also gloriously decorated with glasses. The temple court, as known as the Royal Pavilion Mahajetsadabadin is also dedicatedly decorated with various kinds of flowers and plants.

Opening hours: 09.00 AM – 20.00 PM

Entrance Fee: 20 THB

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7. Wat Thepthidaram Worawihan

  • Plainly and peaceful temple
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Wat Thepthidaram Worawihan is one of the commonly known tertiary royal monasteries. The chapel is located on Mahachai Road, close to Wat Ratchanadha. In the early days, Wat Thepthidaram Worawihan was named Wat Ban Praya Kraisuanluang (which in Thai means ‘House of Phraya Krai’). Therefore, it is speculated that the previous name was based on its primary location and the landowner (Praya Krai). The monastery has also been historically significant as it was the place where Phra Sunthorn Voharn (as known as Sunthorn Phu) resided during his priesthood (2383-2385 B.E.)

Opening hours: 08.00 AM – 17.00 PM

Entrance Fee: None

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8. Wat Sommanat Ratchaworawihan

  • Private temple
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Wat Sommanat Ratchaworawihan, a secondary monastery. King Rama IV has devoted the monastery to Queen Somanass Waddhanawathy, the first consort. Hence came the name Sommanat Ratchaworawihan.

Opening hours: 08.00 AM – 17.30 PM

Entrance Fee: None

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9.Wat Boromniwat Ratchaworawihan

  • Nearest temple
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Wat Boromniwat Ratchaworawihan (or Wat Borom in short), a secondary royal monastery. The monastery was once called ‘Wat Nok’. The temple was built in response to the royal order of King Rama IV when his majesty was practicing priesthood. The proposition was to build Wat Boromniwat Ratchaworawihan as an Aranwasi (forest dweller) pair to Wat Pavaranivesh Vihara Ratchawarawihan, another major community-based Buddhist temple. The temple was renovated once again with King Rama V’s royal endorsement and was renamed ‘Wat Boromniwat’.

Opening hours: 05.00 AM – 20.00 PM

Entrance Fee: None

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10.Wat Prayurawongsawas Warawihan

  • Scenario temple
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Wat Prayurawongsawat Worawihan, known in short as Wat Prayun is a 19th century Buddhist temple complex, located near the Memorial Bridge (Thonburi side) in Bangkok, Thailand

The temple was built during the reign of King Rama III of the Thai Rattanakosin Kingdom. He was the king of Siam from 1824–1851. Rama III was the elder brother of Mongkut who succeeded him as King Rama IV in 1851. Rama IV became famous beyond Thailand, after being portrayed in The King and I film and stage productions.

Opening hours: 07.00 AM – 06.00 PM

Entrance Fee: None

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11.Wat Phitchaya Yatikaram Worawihan

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Wat Phitchaya Yatikaram is a second-class royal temple in Thonburi restored around 1830 by Somdet Chao Phraya Borom Maha Pichaiyat (That Bunnag) during the reign of King Rama III. That Bunnag was heavily involved in trade with China and the architecture of the temple reflects the Chinese influences that were fashionable in this era.

Opening hours: 07.00 AM – 08.00 PM

Entrance Fee: None

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