Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawihan

วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร

เป็นวัดเก่าแก่คู่บ้านคู่เมืองของชาวนนทบุรีอายุกว่า 100 ปี พระบาทสมเด็จพระนั่งเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว รัชกาลที่ 3 (พ.ศ.2367-2394) โปรดเกล้าฯ สร้างขึ้นก่อนเสด็จสวรรคตเมื่อปี พ.ศ.2390

Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawihan

As the ancient temple, priceless,of Nonthaburi which older than 100 years. The King Jessadabodindra (Rama III) reign 3 (1824 – 1851) ordered to be built before death on Year 1847 at former dwelling of his grandfather, grandmother, and mother Sri Sulalai, which is to honor for all of the three person. And then, the King gave the name “Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat” and ordered to build a border wall and the four corner turrets, which is majestic scenery. Because of in the past, this area was once the site of the old fort before, the construction of the temple during the reign 3 has not been completed. Later, the reign 4 ordered to build it until finish. And, it was renovated to grace until now.

This temple, riverside of Chao Phraya, is famous for its beautiful architecture. That is, the church which has a mix of Thai-Chinese architectural styles as the king’s likes. Within the church, the principle Buddha statue Mara Vichaya was placed, which cast up the body by copper by lap width of 6 elbows and height as 8 elbows 2 creeps 4 inches. The reign 4 gave the name “Phra Buddha Maha Logapinantapatima”.   In the south side is the grand sanctuary of Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawihan, which is called “Wiharn Sila Khao”. The reign 4 ordered to bring the principle Buddha statue “Phra Sila Khao” to place here in 1858. Nearby is also the site of the Phra Wiharn Luang, which is Thai-Chinese art as well, with “Phra Buddha Patima Chaiwat” placed inside. On the back of the church, if looking out over that you can see the white pagoda stand out, this is the Lung-Ga style pagoda that height is 45 meters and putting inside with the Buddha dharma relics. After you have merit then go to Autthayan Chalerm Karnchanapisek, the park beside Chao Phraya River and next to the temple. It is a place for relaxing, peaceful atmosphere, and quiet including many beautiful Thai-style houses and also a center of water plants and aquatic animals. It is on an area of over 100 rai, which open daily from 05:30 to 18:30, without any admission free.

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