Even if you visit Bangkok for the hundredth time, there could be an unexplored temple. The city never seems to be fed up with the existence of temples. Of all those temples, Loha Prasat Temple is inspiring with its unique features of architecture. But strange enough, the temple is not subject to much discussion. For anyone who plans to visit this temple, it is easy to get to Khaosan Road and then Wat Saket. Loha Prasat is located in the vicinity. The locals call this temple ‘Metal Castle’ mostly because of its architectural features. If you are planning to spend a few days exploring the temples, you will find plenty of luxury hotels in Bangkok such as Chatrium Hotels & Residences and a multitude of others that you can stay at in addition to other accommodation options such as budget hotels, hostels and short-stay apartments that will be easier on your budget.
The temple is said to have been built in 1846 during the period of King Rama III. The temple eventually offered inspiration to two other temples which you can find in India and Sri Lanka. At the topmost level of the temple deposited are the Buddha’s relics. If you are interested in exploring the entire temple, pay a small sum and enter its spiral staircase.
Consider what you pay as an offering to the temple and put it in the till. What is more enchanting is what you get to see on the walls. The walls are decorated with amazing murals and door carvings. As you move back to the Loha Prasat, you will come to a market where they sell Buddha statues. Perhaps buying a Buddha statue could serve as a souvenir to a loved one back home. In addition to Buddha statues, you will also find amulets. These amulets are popular among the locals as things that ward off evil spirits. Whether you believe it or not, that is a different matter. But some of these amulets are beautifully carved and could be worn as a necklace. If you are a newly converted Buddhist, you will find quite a lot of fascinating things at Loha Prasat.
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.