Sumary of Rediscovered splendour:
- My sight-seeing tour began with a songthaew ride to Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan, which is located about 5km away from the MRT Yaek Nonthaburi 1 station.
- To pay honour to his family, King Rama III constructed this temple in 1847 on a plot of land that had previously been a residence of his grandparents and Princess Mother Somdej Phra Sri Sulalai.
- This monastery is famous for its stunning Thai-Chinese architecture, while the ordination hall boasts gables adorned with vibrant cotton rose-inspired ceramic tiles from China.
- A 5.5km drive from the MRT Bang Rak Yai station brought me to Wat Prasat, which is reminiscent of traditional Ayutthaya-style architecture.
- Just a 400m walk from the station, this night market looks dynamic with a thousand vendors selling a wide range of secondhand sneakers, fashion apparel and accessories, home decorative items, vintage collectibles, festive gear, ceramic tableware and musical instruments.