Wat Chinorasaram

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Wat Chinorasaram Worawiharn ( Thai : วัด ชิ โน ร สา ราม วรวิหาร ; also for short: Wat Chinorot) is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok . It is located on the banks of the Khlong Mon (Mon Canal) on Itsaraphap Road across from the Navy shipyards in Bangkok's Bangkok Noi district .


The ubosot of Wat Chinorot shows the artistic style that reigned under King Nang Klao (Rama III.) : Decorative roof tiles, the chofah , ornaments on the gables , plants and flowers in plaster cast and half-figures of a deity with folded hands in the middle of the room, which is decorated with gold plates on pieces of glass. The frames of the doors and windows show gilded plaster structures set with glass. The insides of the doors and windows are decorated with patterns of whitebeam (Toh Chin). Outside they are adorned with flying nagas in clouds ( Lai Rot Nam ). The ceiling is painted red and shows a fretwork with gold-adorned Nagas.


The murals in the Ubosot differ from the usual. Opposite the Buddha statue , for example, there are maps of Wat Chinorot, the canal, the river and Wat Phra Kaeo . Various temples are shown in other places.

The wall paintings are badly damaged in many places.


The construction of the temple goes back to Krom Somdet Phra Paramanuchit Chinorot (Prince Wasukri), a son of King Phra Phutthayotfa Chulalok (Rama I) , who later became the supreme monk patriarch of Thailand . He ordered the building of the temple in 1836.

King Mongkut (Rama IV.) Had the temple restored and commissioned artists to create the pictures and the sculpture of the Nagas, the mythical snake. It shows up in many places in the temple to commemorate the former name of the monk: Prince Wasukri. He also had a crown made behind the main image of the Buddha in the Buddha.

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Coordinates: 13 ° 44 ′ 47.4 "  N , 100 ° 28 ′ 46"  E