The Buddhapadipa Temple is a Buddhist monastery covering 4 acres and including an ornamental lake, a small grove, a lovely flower garden and an orchard. The Uposatha or Shrine Hall of the temple is a holy place, which is the sacred house for all Buddhist activities and ceremonies such as ordination. On the four interior walls are some masterpieces of typical Thai mural paintings to depict the Buddha's lifetime. The window and door frames are made of gold leaf gilded carved teak timbers and are also inlaid with coloured glass.
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14 Calonne Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5HJ
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+44 (0)20 8946 1357
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Buddhapadipa Temple (Thai Temple)
14 Calonne Road
- +44 (0)20 8946 1357
- Public transport:
- Exit the station and turn right, walk up Wimbledon Village on A219, Calonne Rd is on the left hand side.
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I fully agree with other positive reviews of this temple. It is extremely authentic with a large number of real monks and a separate prayer room / shrine building. As noted by another reviewer, Sunday is indeed the best day to go here when it is very busy with lots of people coming to watch the monks eat their dinner and give gifts to the monks before everyone else together outside in the...more
I've been coming to this temple since I was in the womb (I'm 26) and my Thai Buddhist mother has been coming here for over 30 years. As someone said this is a formal Thai Temple, but there are many many other Thai Temples around London and the UK. However, this is the only one that is backed by the Thai government.
The best day to come is a Sunday. From 1-4pm there is a Thai school for...more
On Sundays, in the car park is THE best place to get authentic Thai food in London.
For 5 pounds I got a bamboo shoot salad swimming in super-spicy fermented fish sauce and decorated with mint leaves, plus a bag of sticky rice to help me with the heat. Seriously spicy. The real deal.
For a further 5 pounds I got two boxes of Thai desserts, including a mouthwatering box of banana custard and...more
Wat Buddhapadipa is the only formal Thai temple in Europe. It's also the largest temple in Europe.
I visited the temple during the Songkran New Year. Where they had service prayers to pray for your passing ancestors, offerings, and authentic Thai food. I really love the gardens with message of wisdom by the Uposatha Hall.
Since this is an official temple. There are libraries, living...more