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From Bang Pa-In Summer Palace we took a motorized cable car over the Chao Phraya River to visit a gothic-inspired wat. The car holds up to eight passengers and the fare is by donation. By the way, if you find this wat, you’re one of the few tourists that actually visit - finding the cable car to get across the river is half the fun - it’s hidden behind the parking lot used for Bang Pa-In Palace visitors.
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Wat Niwet Thamprawat, ordered built by King Rama V in 1878 according to the architectural style of a western cathedral, is an operating Buddhist temple that definitely looks more like a church than a wat. Stained glass windows and an elegant ceiling definitely gives this wat a ‘church’ feel!