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Thai Buddhist Temple in Elmhurst, Queens

Wat Buddha Thai Thavorn Vanaram

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Wat Buddha Thai Thavorn Vanaram

The bustling Buddhist temple is a center of the Thai community in New York.

Photo (c) John Roleke
Wat Buddha Thai Thavorn Vanaram is the main Thai Buddhist Temple in New York City. Twice a year the temple hosts festivals -- like Royal Karin in November -- where the public is invited to join the Thai community for a meal.

The temple is another striking example of religious architecture in the neighborhood. The eye-catching top is especially riveting amongst the multi-family homes and small apartment buildings on the street. The base of the building, however, is a fairly standard brick rectangle.

Don't be too surprised that you can find many of the New York's best Thai restaurants within a short distance of the temple.

  • Wat Buddha Thai Thavorn Vanaram, 76-16 46th Ave, Elmhurst, NY 11373, 718-803-9881
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