Wat Chetawan also called as the Chetawan Buddhist Temple is a is a famous Thai Buddhist temple complex in Petaling Jaya. Wat Chetawan was built in 1957 and officiated by the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the King of Thailand at the time.
With a combined workforce of local builders and skilled craftsmen from Thailand, the main shrine hall or Vihara (Viharn) was finally completed in 1962. The structure, heavily gilded in gold leaves, intricately decorated with multi-coloured glass tiles, and crowned with a multi tiered roof trimmed with chor fahs*, represented the most stunning Thai temple architecture in the Klang Valley.
The temple also becoming the only Malaysian Siamese temple which has been chosen as the custodian of the Buddha sacred relics for all Malaysian Buddhists as part of an ancient relics discovered in Piprahwa, a village in Uttar Pradesh near the border of the Kingdom of Nepal in 1898 which presented to King Chulalongkorn of Siam by the then British Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon.