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Wat Bowonsathaan Suthawaht (วัดบวรสถานสุทธาวาส)

Thai. ‘Exalted Temple and Pure Avasa’. Name of a Buddhist temple in Bangkok's Phra Nakhon district, located within the compound of the former Front Palace, nowadays the National Museum (fig.), and also known as Wat Phra Kaew Wang Nah (วัดพระแก้ววังหน้า), literally Front Palace Temple of the Jewelled Buddha’. This royal temple belonged to the Front Palace in the same manner as Wat Phra Kaew (fig.), i.e. the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (fig.), belongs to the Grand Palace (fig.), and likewise was without a Sanghavasa. It was built during the time of Somdet Phra Bowon Raja Chao Maha Surasinghanat (fig.), the first uparacha or viceroy of the Rattanakosin Period and the younger brother of King Rama I. See also POSTAGE STAMP.