Wat Mongkhon Kothawat

Wat Mongkhon Kothawat

Wat Mongkhon Kothawat

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Operating time: 08.30 - 16.30
 
Wat Mongkhon Kothawat Bang Bo, Khlong Dan, Samut Prakan. It is situated near Khlong Dan Market. Luang Por Pan, a well-respected monk during King Rama V’s reign, stayed at this temple and improved everything, making it an important temple of the district until now. 
 
The temple, formerly called Wat Bang Hia Nok, was constructed in 1757. The name of the sub district was Bang Hia, hence the name of the temple. Later, the authorities changed the name of the sub district to Khlong Dan because hia is a Thai swear word. Since then, to make the temple’s name sound better, it is changed to Wat Mongkhon Kothawat.
 
What is interesting at this temple is the image of Luang Por Pan, enshrined in the kuti (where the monks reside in the temple compound). This image was made before his death.
 
People who respected him made the image as his representation that they can worship. According to the Lunar Calendar, in October or November during the First Quarter Moon every year, the image is moved to Bangbor District Office for worship and gilding ceremony. It is held at the Bangbor District Office because people living in different sub districts can easily go there to attend the ceremony.
 
In addition, the area in the front of the temple facing Khlong Dan is also a perfect place for relaxing.
 
Travel: From Samut Prakan Junction, turn left and follow Old Sukhumvit Road (heading to Bang Poo) for about 30 kilometers. When you cross Khlong Dan Bridge, turn left and continue on the road heading to Wat Mongkhon Kothawat.
 
When you pass Khlong Dan Market, go straight for 500 meters and you will arrive at the temple. Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) air-conditioned buses number 25, 102, 142, 145, 507, 508, 511 and 536 or normal buses number 25, 102, 145 are available.
 
Get off at Pak Nam Market and then take Pak Nam-Khlong Dan bus. You can take the boat to the temple when you arrive at Khlong Dan Market.
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