To commemorate the 175th anniversary of Wat Bowon Niwet Wihan and the completion of its major restoration work, the temple recently organized a temple fair. Wat Bowon Niwet Wihan, in Bangkok’s Bang Lamphu area, was open daily for the general public to pay their respects to the important Buddha statue and nine sacred landmarks.
Wat Bowon Niwet is located on Phra Sumen Road in the Bang Lamphu area. Built in 1829, it is the shrine-hall of Phra Phuttha Chinnasee, a very beautiful Buddha image which was molded in about 1357. This is one of the most important temples of Bangkok, whose one-time chief abbot was King Rama IV before he ascended the throne. King Rama IV and King Rama VII, as well as His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej had resided here during their monkhood.