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Monk’s Bowl Village

Alms bowls made the traditional way

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This small community of alms bowls makers dates back to the birth of the city itself. The people who live and work here practice an art form that has largely disappeared.

The bowls are made from eight pieces of metal which are pounded by hand and soldered. Many of the bowl makers wear earplugs because of the loud, metal-on-metal ringing during the process. After they have formed the bowls and made them smooth, the craftsmen (and women) apply a patina, and simple decorations, sometimes.

Ban Bat, as its called in Thai, is on a back lane less than a five-minute walk south of Wat Saket. Anyone in the neighborhood will be able to point you in the right direction if you ask. Bowls are for sale and cost anywhere from 500 baht upward.


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At A Glance

Price:
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500? and up for a monk's bowl
Hours:
9am-7pm

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