Wat Ratchapradit, this quiet spot is a little gem and a must-see in its own right.
With the main must-see temples in the neighbourhood drawing all the crowds, Wat Ratchapradit, built by order of Rama IV (King Mongkut, 1851-1868), is overlooked by most tourists and many guidebooks and it is, in fact, rather hidden from view behind Saranrom Palace and Park. There is strong Khmer influence in the architecture with several Khmer style pagodas (prang) and main Chedi, much of which is decorated with alternate grey and white tiles. There are many interesting details in the stonework and carved doors and windows not to mention the highly decorated interior which offers a cool respite from the heat of the day outside. This quiet spot is a little gem and a must-see in its own right. It is only a four minute walk from 1905 Heritage Corner guesthouse.