Wat Khanikaphon is a Thai private temple in Maha Nikaya sect of Buddhism, located on Thanon Phlapphla Chai, Khwaeng Pom Prap, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok, in front of the Phlapphla Chai Police Office.
Bangkok, officially known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon and colloquially as Krung Thep, is the capital and most populous city of Thailand.
The majority (93 percent) of the city's population is Buddhist.
Rama I (reigned 1782–1809) of the Chakri Dynasty (which remains the current royal family of Thailand) founded the Rattanakosin Kingdom.
Under Rama I, new temples were constructed at the new capital of Rattanakosin (modern Bangkok), such as the royal Wat, Wat .