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Wat Anongkharam Woravihara

Wat Anongkharam Woravihara (Wat Anong) is located on Somdej Chao Phraya Road . The temple dates from the early Rattanakosin Period. It was first named Wat Noi Kham Thaem, after its builder, Than Phuying Noi, wife of Somdej Chao Phraya Borom Mahaphichaiyart ( That Bunnag ). The temple was built as a companion to her husband temple, Wat Phichayatikaram. King Rama IV later renamed the temple Wat Anongkharam.

The stucco decorations on the gables of the phra ubosot and on the window and door frames of the phra ubosot and phra vihara are highly regarded for their beauty.

The presiding image in the phra vihara, called Phra Chulanark, is an image of the Sukhothai Period in the marn vichai pose, cast from metal and covered with gold. On either side of the phra vihara there is a mondop, beautiful and unusual to behold. The eastern mondop houses the Phra Buddha Saiyat image, copied from Wat Rajathiwas. The western mondop houses a replica of the Phra Buddhabat, which is cast from metal.

Another beautiful object to be found at Wat Anongkharam is the Tripitaka bookcase, the work of late Ayutthaya craftsmen. It is decorated with gold drawings depicting a royal procession on land and on water. On the exterior of the doors are inscriptions relating an episode of story of Mahosot, in which the enemy has laid seige to the city.

Also of interest are monks' residences, where the buildings and fences are of beautiful design.

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Wat Anongkharam Woravihara
Somdej Chao Phraya Road, Somdej Chaophraya District, Khlongsan, Bangkok
Most Important : ROYAL WAT : Second Class
Nikaya : Mahanikaya
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