Wat Bang Chak is located opposite Koh Kret island on the banks of Chao Phraya river which bypasses the island. We can see its 27 meters high big Buddha from far away but it is not the only interesting element of the temple. The base under the statue shelters corridors with Buddhas and statuettes which are accessed by three symbolic doors.
One is the open mouth of a dragon, opposite, the open mouth of a tiger and finally the door at the back of the giant Buddha represents Phra Rua deity of sun and moon eclipses. Around there are paintings of other temples while at the back you will find an interesting a garden with sculptures of moments from the life of Lord Buddha and His different incarnations.
To go to Wat Bang Chak, once you have arrived in Pak Kret with buses 6, 32, 104, 166 or 505 or with the Green Line Chao Phraya Express boats (from 6.15 a.m. to 8.15 a.m. and 4:05 p.m. to 6:05 p.m. only on week days), you cross the river by taking the ferry under the bridge then on the other side hire a motorbike taxi to reach the temple.
Wat Bang Chak
Locations: 75 Moo 1 Khlong Phra Udom, Pak Kret District, Nonthaburi 11120 Thailand