A major restoration had been carried out by Somdet Khom Phraya Thepsudawadi, the eldest sister of King Rama I. The temple used to be a residence of Somdet Phra Sangkharat Si, the first Supreme Patriarch of the Rattanakosin period and Somdet Phra Buddhachan (Toh Phrom Rangsi).
There is an old Tripitaka Hall situated in the area of the temple. It was original residence of King Rama I, when he was still Phra Ratchawarintra, when Thonburi was still the capital.
The temple entrance is at the end of the small lane. Many devotees make they way through the small lane before entering to Wat Rakhang.
The Phra Prang (Khmer style chedi) in Wat Rakhang and is considered to be an important achievement of the early Bangkok period. At the centre, one of the Buddha images standing in the alcove at four side of the Phra Prang.
The bell tower of Wat Rakhang.
The bell which give the temple its name. This bell was located in front the Ubosot.
The sema stones or boundary stones, 6 in total, around the Ubosot at Wat Rakhang. Sema stones often come in the form of large stone leafs.
View at the Ubosot compound of Wat Rakhang.
The Ubosot of Wat Rakhang Khositaram's main ordination hall, which is decorates top to bottom with beautiful murals.
The Ubosot was crowded with devotees to offering prayers.
Many Arjhan Toh bucha, Wat Rakhang Somdej, Luang Pu Nak amulets, LP Hin amulets ....etc are for rent. Rare and early example, highly collectible and entirely genuine.
I obtain these Wat Rakhang Somdej in year 2009. We went to Wat Rakhang twice, in year 2008 and 2009.