The temple itself is considered a temple from on a second level out of the royal temples and therefore it is less luxurious and famous and fewer tourists arrive in groups, but it is very interesting and fun to visit.
The unique collection of small houses of prayer and the tiny sculptures displayed there may not compete with the vast Buddha of Wat Pho or the Emerald Buddha, but they are certainly beautiful and interesting for culture lovers.
Wat Prayoon Temple was built in 1824-1851. This was during the reign of King Rama III, who headed the kingdom of Ratanakosin of Siam. Rama III was the eldest brother of Mongkut, who was the king of Siam after him and in 1851 was King Rama IV. By the way, the same Rama IV, won years later world fame, after his character was shown in the play and the famous film "King and I."