Khao Mo in Wat Prayoon has to be the most peaceful and tranquil place that I’ve been to in Bangkok. After driving past the very intriguing temple on numerous times while crossing Saphan Phut (Memorial Bridge), I have finally made the effort to stop and satisfy my curiosity.
I think it’s safe to say that Bangkok is known for its hustle and bustle or the city that never sleeps, but visiting this temple complex proves that there’s something for everyone in locally known Krung Thep , the City of Angels.
I would say that it’s quite underrated because you don’t see flocks of tourists there and it gives you the sense of being in the middle of an oasis; complete with a large rock garden, a big pond, and other water features to make you feel like you’re in nature. There’s also a creep of tortoise – some just lazing around while others on a mission of their own. Just outside of the temple you can buy some fruit to feed them, or simply sit and enjoy the calm.
Khao Mo is on the temple grounds of Wat Prayoon, which is easily identifiable with its huge white stupa. This 19th century Buddhist temple built in the reign of King Rama III is not to be missed if you’re in the area.