Main stupa of Wat Prayurawongsawat Worawihan.

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.[1]


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.

Somdet Chao Phraya Borom Maha Prayurawongse (Tish Bunnag) dedicated his own coffee estate to build a royal temple. Hence the name "Prayurawongsawat" in his honour.

Wat Prayurawongsawat Worawihan is a "second class level" of royal temples.

The fair to celebrate temple's 190th anniversary was held in January 2018.

Moreover, at the Chao Phraya River in front of the temple during the Ayutthaya period, it was believed as the stop of Zheng He's fleets when he traveled to Siam at the mouth of Chao Phraya River.[2]




  1. ^ Wat Prayun Wongsawat - The Main Chedi | Bangkok photo by Igor Prahin Getty Images
  2. ^ Sirianya (2015-05-27). "ตามรอยเจิ้งเหอ...เส้นทางท่องเที่ยวใหม่" [Follow in Zheng He...the new tourism route]. facebook (in Thai). Retrieved 2019-10-13.

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