Also known by its original name of Leng Noei Yi Temple, Wat Mangkon Kamalawat is the most important and revered temple in China Town, Bangkok, Thailand. The temple contains Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian deities, and is absolutely thronged with worshipers during major holidays such as Chinese New Year and the Vegetarian Festival.
Devotees float flowers in small pools, wave joss sticks and incense in the air, and stand in long lines to enter the temple’s inner sanctum to be blessed by the attending monks. From the entrance on busy Charoen Krung Road, the temple doesn’t look like much, as it is set back through a driveway, but it reveals itself once inside.
Visitors are welcome here and there is no charge, but make sure to respect local sensibilities and don’t interfere with the merit making activities and people’s personal worship.
Wat Mangkon Kamalawat (Leng Noei Yi Temple)
Location: 423 Charoen Krung Rd, Pom Prap, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100 Thailand