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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. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Bangkok fast, fun, and easy.
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  • One of the main sights of Bangkok, interesting but do not miss more than 1h on site... Attention only to the dress as there are certain restrictions for the visit.
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  • Place full of energy, very well cared for and easy access. Go with closed suits and men are not allowed to enter Bermuda.
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  • This temple is located outside the tourist routes and it is a bit tricky to get there by public transport for those unfamiliar with Bangkok. For the most it is better to rely on a taxi, otherwise you can get off at stop 6 of the ferry and get yourself a ten minute walk. The temple recalls Wat Pho. Beautiful the hall with the immense golden Buddha. This temple is also famous for the Phra Kring amulet that can be found in the shop inside, a tiny metal Buddha statuette with a ball inside that emits a sound if shaken. Don't miss it if you visit Bangkok. And right in front there is the famous red bow in the center of the square that goes so much in fashion as background for photo souvenir
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  • This is one of the Royal temples, there only ten temples with such status . It is well preserved and a serene place in the middle of Bangkok. It has quite courtyards and spectacular temple and prayer hall. Both have large Buddha images and extensive murals on the walls.
  • It is a good temple for meditation. You could feel the kindness of ancient budda statue in side the main hall.
  • Beautiful temple near giant swing. It is a royal temple of the first grade, one of ten such temples in Bangkok (23 in Thailand). Construction was begun by King Rama I in 2350 BE (1807 CE). This temple contains the Buddha image Phra Sri Sakyamuni about 800 years.
  • One of the most beautiful, famous, spiritually place of Bangkok, Thailand. Lots of statues Of God Buddhist in this temple. Its really Amazing place which is situated beside of Giant Swing in Bangkok. Very spiritually place, don't forget to Camera.
  • Amazing temple...such a huge Buddha! Very divinely ,very well maintained...best place to meditate.
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