Saturday, June 12, 2010

Thai Buddhist Temple In London

Buddhapadipada Thai Temple

It has been weeks since I ventured out during the weekend and I had many reasons to go to London, so I force myself out to visit a Thai Buddhist Temple in Wimbledon. Buddhapadipada Thai Temple is the first Thai Temple in the United Kingdom.

Buddhapadipada Thai Temple

I got to know about this place from an episode of Gordon Ramsay's show of best local restaurants competition. In one of the episodes, it was Thai food.

Buddhapadipada Thai Temple

I did not take any pictures inside the main shrine as a sign of respect. The next time you are here, please pay close attention to the detailed murals on the walls and ceilings. You will see a Thai Airways flight and I believe Vincent Van Gogh.

The grounds boasts a meditation garden and also cabins to house classes.

Buddhapadipada Thai Temple

I did not see any monks around as I was hoping to get some holy water blessing.

Buddhapadipada Thai Temple

If you wish to visit this place, all you need to do is get yourself to Wimbledon Station which is one of the many last stops on the District Line. From there you can take bus 93 and alight at Parkside Avenue. It is a very short walk then to Callone Road where the temple is. There are quite a lot of signs.

There was a signal failure when I arrive and I have to alight at Wimbledon Park instead. It took me roughly 30 mins by foot from here.

Till my next post! Take care...


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