Wat Chetawan

Petaling Jaya

Wat Chetawan is a famous Thai Buddhist temple off Jalan Gasing in PJ, established since 1962. Its magnificent architecture was the work of craftsmen from Fine Arts Department of Thailand in Bangkok, clad in gold leaves and ornate decorations. The Siamese monks and people living in Malaysia invested heavily in the temple's construction, which was also supported by local government who donated the land.

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand visited the temple shortly after its contruction and officiated its opening by raising the 'Chofa' (a Thai horn-like roof decoration). He had also donated building funds and granted consent for his Majesty’s Royal Insignia to be mounted on the gable, the only Siamese temple in Malaysia to receive the honour. Open daily, the temple is free to enter and observe.