Wat Bowonniwet, Loha Prasat, Golden Mount, Democracy Monument (Bangkok)
As most other large temple complexes, Wat Bowonniwet offers, besides the religious buildings, gardens and greenery, and a possibility to get away from Bangkok's stiffling heat and congestion. An unusually large number of cats seem also to have found a home there.
Loha Prasat, a quite original building, houses a Buddha relic.
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Golden Mount is most suitable for a visit in the late afternoon. Close to sunset, the light conditions are marvellous arond the gilded Chedi. Although only modestly elevated above the city, it offers a good view of the surroundings. Loha Prasat and Golden Mount are adjacent to each other, while Wat Bowonniwet can be reached walking along along Phra Sumen Road (northwestwards) from Golden Mount. On the way you pass Mahakan Fortress.
Mahakan Fortress is a remnant of the old fortifications around Bangkok.
Closeby (a few hundred meters to the south) is the Democracy Monument on a busy intersection. The central structure has a sculpture of a book on top, representing the constitution.
You can visit all these sites in a long morning or afternoon.
Golden Mount,, Loha Prasat
Statue of Rama III (near Golden Mount)