Wat Nang Chi Chotikaram
Address: Pak Khlong Phasi Charoen, Phasi Charoen, Bangkok 10160
District: Phasi Charoen
Nearby Attractions: Wat Paknam Phasi Charoen, Wat Absonsawan Worawihan, Wat Nak Prok
Film Location: James Bond, The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
The third classed royal temple believed to be built in Ayutthaya period in the reign of King Rama III, when Chinese architecture was popular, the King ordered ceramics in the form of argosy be made and presented a pair of them to the temple, to decorate the pediment, build in Chinese style. The temple also became one of his royal temples. Later on, Phraya Rachanuchit (jong) restored the main architectural structures of the whole temple.
Ubosot (ordination hall) and Wiharn (sermon hall) were aligned in parallel as a pair. The glazed roof tiles are of Chinese style
there is no traditional thai decorative Chor Fa (apex of the gable) on the roof structure. Situated in front of the gate was a lion sculture made of green stone from China the principal Buddha image inside Ubosot is of the ancient Subduing Mara (demon) posture of Ayutthaya period.
On the second day of the waning moon, in the twelfth month of the year, the Buddha’s cremated bones are brought to be housed on the ceremonial boat, and the boat is then drawn by people along the canal. This important event continues to be performed annually called Chak Phra (means a process of drawing earthing a Buddha image or his cremated bones during a merit making activity).