Wat Chetawan is the famous Buddhist Thai temple complex in Klang Valley, Malaysia. This temple is located at Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Its official name is Thai Buddhist Chetawan Temple.
It was way back in 1956, Phra Kru Palat Vieng, a veteran member of the Sangha (community of monks) and an old time resident of Kuala Lumpur who initiated the idea of building a sizable Buddhist Temple close to the federal capital of Kuala Lumpur. After two acres of land was allocated by the Selangor State Government, an adjacent piece of land measuring two and half acres was acquired through donations collected from well-wishers and Phra Kru Palad Vieng's own savings.
Besides the generous donations from well-wishers, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand's personal contribution towards the building funds had generated greater enthusiasm amongst those who aspired for the successful completion of the Temple. The Government of Malaya also rallied to the good cause by giving a grant through the Prime Minister, Yang Berhormat Mulia Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj.