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Wat Suthat, Bangkok

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Take in the beautiful architecture of Wat Suthat. Angular marble pillars support colorful roofs with high gables, ornately decorated in the typical Bangkok style. Marble flagstones reflect the sky, and Buddha statues adorn the walls. Wander the tranquil grounds and see the 28 Chinese pagodas, representing the 28 Buddhas born on this earth. In front of the temple, admire the 30 m (98 ft) tall Giant Swing, formerly used in an old Brahmin ceremony. A royal temple of the first grade, it's construction began in 1807, at the behest of King Rama I, but it would not be completed until 1847, during the reign of King Rama III. Before you head to Bangkok, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Bangkok attractions website, to make sure you see all that Bangkok has to offer, including Wat Suthat.
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  • I went on 15 May 2022 (Vesak / Bucha Day). Temple have more people went for prayers. A very big temple and have many high steps. Entrance have a counter that ask for 100 bahts for "tourists" (give u.....  more
    I went on 15 May 2022 (Vesak / Bucha Day). Temple have more people went for prayers. A very big temple and have many high steps. Entrance have a counter that ask for 100 bahts for "tourists" (give u.....  more »
  • A great Buddhist temple in the older Bangkok area. There are many Buddha images and Buddhist deity statutes that can be acquired in the temple shops 
    A great Buddhist temple in the older Bangkok area. There are many Buddha images and Buddhist deity statutes that can be acquired in the temple shops  more »
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  • The South End of this Temple Site is all Monks Accommodation but interesting to walk through. The North End has two beautiful Temple Buildings, both well worth visiting. One is aligned North-South and the other East-West. I was really impressed with the murals which cover every inch of the wall space inside the Temples, real works of art. The grounds are paved with no natural shade or seating areas, some construction work going on there currently but not on the two main buildings.
  • It is another beautiful and sacred temple in Thailand. It is also the longest Buddhism chamber in Thailand. Inside, there are beautiful and splendid paintings on the walls. walk all over the chapel for whole day is not enough. Both the interior painting and the outside architecture are really beautiful. This temple is not far from subway, BTS Sam Yod station, only 3 minutes walk.

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