This temple was founded in the Ayutthaya period on the west bank of Chao Phraya River , near the mouth of Bangkoknoi Canal , and formerly known as Wat Saoprakhon. HRH Princess Srisunthorn thep, the daughter of King Rama I restored it, and Krom Phraratchawangbowon Maha Senanurak refurbished it and gave it its new name.
In the reign of King Rama VI, Somdet Krom Phraya Vachirayanvarorod ordered Wat Bhumin Rajpaksi, which had only one monk , to merge with Wat Dusidaram. In World War II, Wat Dusidaram and Wat Noithongyu were damaged in an air raid, so these temples were also merged.
THINGS TO SEE:
Ubosot: The main chapel’s three-tiered roof is decorated with Chofa, Bairaka and Hanghong. The Iower part of the gable is made of bricks and mortar and the upper part is decorated with carved wood. The door and window arches are decorated with carved mortar, and inside is a mural painting by artist of the King Rama I period.
Gallery: The balcony surrounding the ubosot has 64 gilded mortar standing Buddha image enshrined in its arches.
OId Ubosot: This chapel comes from Wat Bhuminarajaksi. Its gable decoration shows Narai (the Hindu god, Vishnu) mounted on a garuda with dancing peacocks decorated with coloured mirror glass.
Chedi: The base is in the form of mermaid, with fish and elephants around it, but it is now in very poor condition.
OId Wihan: This prayer hall is built in the form of a boat. The gable shows Narai mounted on a garuda, and there is a standing Buddha image in the Blessing posture.
THINGS TO KNOW:
Address: 7 At the foot of Phra Pinklao Bridge Phra Pinklao Road Arun Amorin Sub-District Bangkoknoi District Bangkok 10700 Tel: (662) 424.4748 433-9451
To get there: Bus: 19 30 42 68 79 80 81 91 123 203
Air Bus:30 42 68 79 80 91 203 503 507 509 511 516
Pier1. Chao Phraya Express Boat: Phra Pinklao Bridge
Pier 2. Ferry: Phrachan Nua Pier Phra Athit Pier <–> Phra Pinklao Bridge Pier
Openning Hours: Temple: Daily 5 am-9 pm Ubosot: Daily 8 am-6 pm