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Wat Intharawihan, Bangkok

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#13 of 48 in Historic Sites in Bangkok
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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  • Here is the tallest standing Buddha. Some interesting murals in temple walls.It is small very restful inside. Other outbuildings where ceremonies take place. Good architecture on the top. Free entry. ...  more »
  • Angkor Wat was much larger than I expected. I covered 25k steps in 7 hours. The heat was almost unbearable. Fortunately our Tuk tuk driver had an ice chest of water bottles, an absolute must. A bit ex...  more »
  • Was able to see this incredible sight by sure chance. We were told that it's not normally open to the public...Was able to witness several ceremonial offerings being performed and was allowed access t...  more »
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  • SCAM HOTSPOT - be warned! If you are taken here in a 20-40B tuk tuk because you were told by a stranger the grand palace is closed for a national holiday.. you are being set up for a scam. Another stranger will start talking to you here and tell you about cheap suit offers or good gem deals. Your tuk tuk will then take you to a tailor shop or gem shop under the false line that they get free gasoline from the government for taking you there. Don't buy anything in these shops! You'll be over charged as all the actors in the scam take commission. Search 'grand palace closed scam' for more info.
  • Hanging around in the annual celebration of Wat Intharawihan. The temple holds its celebration every 1 - 10 March to pay homage to the Relics of the Buddha that enshrined on the top of the 32-metre-tall statue of Sri Ariyametrai Buddha. In the celebration you can pay homage to the ‘Big Buddha’, make some donations, see the beauty of Thai religious architecture, have fun with games, and enjoy Thai food. If you plan to visit the temple during celebration period, I recommend you to come in the evening - sometime after 6 PM to avoid strong sun light.
  • The standing Buddha is impressive. The grounds can be confusing. Familiarise with the customs/significance BEFORE you go to understand what is going on. Worth a visit even if just to wander the area and see the sites. 30min-40mins tops.
  • Nice temple with huge Golden Buddha statue. If you have time and love temples, not a bad thing to see. Be aware of scams with tuk tuk drivers and fake workers at the temple (around all temples in Bangkok)
  • This temple has the biggest Buddha statue I have ever seen! You don't have to wear clothing to cover your legs and shoulders! Which is good because it's super hot in Bangkok and all I brought here was shorts and tank tops!

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