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Wat Molilokkayaram Ratchawarawihan or simply Wat Molilokkayaram ( th, วัดโมลีโลกยาราม ราชวรวิหาร, วัดโมลีโลกยาราม) is an ancient Thai temple site between
Wat Arun Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan ( th, วัดอรุณราชวราราม ราชวรมหาวิหาร ) or Wat Arun (, "Temple of Dawn") is a Buddhist temple A Buddhist temple or Buddhist monastery A mon ...

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near Anuthin Sawat Bridge and close to Tonson Mosque.


History

The temple is a second class royal monastery, it was built in mid-18th century (around end of
Ayutthaya period Ayutthaya, Ayudhya, or Ayuthia may refer to: * Ayutthaya Kingdom, a Thai kingdom that existed from 1350 to 1767 ** Ayutthaya Historical Park Ayutthaya Historical Park ( th, อุทยานประวัติศาสตร์พระน ...
) without knowing who founded, in that era it was named "Wat Tai Talat" (วัดท้ายตลาด; lit: "Temple at market tip") because it is located in the area next to the end of Thonburi Market. Up until now this name is still used as an informal name for the temple. In 1767, King
Taksin King Taksin the Great ( th, สมเด็จพระเจ้าตากสินมหาราช, , ) or the King of Thonburi ( th, สมเด็จพระเจ้ากรุงธนบุรี, ; ; Teochew: Dên Chao; Vietnamese ...
incorporated the temple as part of his
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. Later, in Rattanakosin period, King
Phutthaloetla Naphalai Phra Phutthaloetla Naphalai ( th, พระพุทธเลิศหล้านภาลัย, 24 February 1767 – 21 July 1824), personal name Chim ( th, ฉิม), also styled as Rama II was the second Monarchy of Thailand, monarch of Rat ...
(Rama ll) renovated the
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ordination hall
and renamed "Wat Phutthaisawan" (วัดพุทไธสวรรค์). When King
Nangklao Nangklao ( th, พระบาทสมเด็จพระนั่งเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว, ; 31 March 1788 – 2 April 1851), birth name Thap ( th, ทับ), also styled Rama III, was the third king of Siam u ...
(Rama lll) restored all the temple and rename to "Wat Molilokyasutharam" (วัดโมลีโลกยสุธาราม) and changed to Wat Molilokkayaram in the present. In addition, this temple is also a place of study for the son of King Phutthaloetla Naphalai in childhood. In 1997, the abbot of the temple further developed and upgrading to
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school for
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and
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. At present, it is the school that has the most Pali-winning students in Thailand.


Permanent structures

*Ordination Hall, inside enshrined principal Buddha image in Māravijaya attitude named Phra Phuttha Molilokanart. *Phra Wihan Chang Kluea, ancient building assumed that it had been a salty warehouse since the reign of King Taksin (hence the name "Chang Kluea"–salty warehouse in Thai). It is now a chapel and is shrines another principal Buddha image named Phra Poramet. *Ho Somdet, two-story building with strange shapes, inside the ground floor there are statues of a French soldier carrying the base. Presumably being a contemporary French soldiers with
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. *
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, a scripture wooden hall of the temple, believed that it was built from the reign of King Nangklao.


Transportation

* BMTA bus: route 57, 710 *Khlong Bangkok Yai Longtail Boat


References


External links

* {{Official website, 1=https://www.watmoli.org/index.php Buddhist temples in Bangkok Bangkok Yai District Thai Theravada Buddhist temples and monasteries Registered ancient monuments in Bangkok