Wat Rakhang

English name: The Temple of Bell
Full name (Thai): วัดระฆังโฆสิตารามวรมหาวิหาร
Full name (Transliterated): Wat Rakhang Kositaram Woramahaviharn
Type: Buddhist temple
Admission fees: Free
Originally posted: August'2009

"Rakhang" (ระฆัง) is bell in Thai language. An ancient bell was discovered in this temple grounds during the Ayuthaya period hence the given name of this temple. The original name of this temple was Wat Bang Wa Yai. Although the bell has since been transferred to Wat Phra Kaeo by the order of King Rama I (1737 - 1809), the temple has also been renamed to Wat Rajakhanthiyaram. This temple is still commonly known as Wat Rakhang till now.

Wat Rakhang belongs to the Royal Temples of second grade.

  • Wat Rakhang from Tha Chang
Located on the western bank of the Chao Phraya river. Most visitors arrive at the temple via Tha Chang (Chang Pier) on the eastern bank. Tha Chang is a short walking distance from the Grand Palace. Details of the neighborhood can be found in Google Map at the foot of this post.
Wat Rakhang Wat Rakhang

Wier Sukollwat - Kam Tham Tee Mee Kam Tob

Originally posted: August'2009

I learned the song, Kam Tham Tee Mee Kam Tob (Question that has an answer), from Lyn's Lakorn Blog sometime last month. It was one of the songs from the ongoing soap opera Love Rotation (วกเวียนหัวใจ) at Ch7. I have yet to watch the serials but I am mesmerized by this song sang by the melancholic voice of Wier.

Singer: Wier Sukollwat
Title: Kam Tham Tee Mee Kam Tob (OST Love Rotation/วกเวียนหัวใจ/旋转的爱)

The path that I have taken have generated many questions
Who am I living for?
Inside my heart, I question what is love
I have never seized it.

Today in my life, I have had the chance to met you
The answer to my questions are instantly clear inside my heart

You have helped me find the meaning
what love really is
when we met
Every question in my heart
has only you as the answer
And today you are my answer (the question finally has an answer)
Credits: Song and the translated lyrics are both taken from Lyn's site.

Below is a fan-made MV based on the lakorn itself.

Credits: tuktukland

About THAIoholic

THAIoholic, the blog, is setup with the initial intention of keepsake. As time goes by, I find it harder and harder for my gray cells (of what left) to remember traces of great places we have been to, good foods we savored but missed, details that I should remember but they slipped away unknowingly.

Then, we have also friends and folks asking little details I thought I should blog them here, because my pea brain is simply no good at recollections.

My partner is a devoted Buddhist, his religion forbids him, and therefore me, from taking beef. As such, it's unlikely that there will be any info about beef dish found in this blog.

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moo and kratai BODYholic, also known affectionately as moo ooan (a.k.a fat pig) by his little kratai noi (a.k.a little rabbit), has intense interests in Thai foods, traditional Thai architecture, coffee and cheesecakes. I've to add that I'm not a prolific blogger.


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