Loha Prasat Temple
Jewel of the Bangkok Skyline
Bangkok is well known for all its mind blowing majestic temples. Being a buzzing city and the capital of Thailand the city has never failed to attract large flocks of tourist its way. With the tourist arrivals there have been a significant expansion in the hospitality industry of the city too. Deviating from the regular hotels many tourists have in the recent past preferred serviced suites. Bangkok has quite a handful of them with some dominating the others. One of the most favoured ones has been Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok Serviced Suites is ideal to explore the city as it is set up in a prime location and offers unimaginable luxury.
Located on the grounds of Wat Ratchanaddaram , the temple is also known as the metal castle. Built in 1846 under the patronage of King Rama III , inspired by two other temples of similar nature found in India and Sri Lanka . The temple rises upto 36 meters and have 37 metal spires representing the 37 virtues towards enlightenment. A relic of lord Buddha is kept at the highest level. Loha prasat is a term from Indian origin refering to monks quarters , only three such constructions were to be found in the world , however the only one standing to date is the one to be found in Bangkok. For a small entry fee , you could explore this great piece of architecture. Even though the temple has a rich history the temple was ordered reconstruction recently by the current king. Walk through the pillar stormed alleys take us through the history and importance of this temple. Due to its uniqueness of nature the Loha Prasat is being considered by UNESCO to be declared a world heritage site. The temple sits in the midst of lush tropical gardens in close proximity to Wat Ratchanadda. The temple is one of the most outstanding pieces of architecture and has its own noteworthy place in the Bangkok Skyline.
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