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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 »
  • Wat Suthat was built as a symbolic representation of Mount Sumeru which is a sacred mountain existing in the center of the universe where God Indra (a great god of Hinduism) is dwelling according to.....  more
    Wat Suthat was built as a symbolic representation of Mount Sumeru which is a sacred mountain existing in the center of the universe where God Indra (a great god of Hinduism) is dwelling according to.....  more »
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  • Wat Suthat is one of the best temples I have seen in Thailand. It's stunning and definitely built to remain for centuries to come because it was built with tender loving and caring. I highly recommend it to everyone to visit when they have a chance.
  • This is located in the Old Town area. I enjoyed walking this temple. Was not too crowded when I was there, so totally enjoyable.
  • This temple has recently been restored. It is full of history and amazing architecture. There is an afternoon pray that you can join. Due to people have found miracles from this temple, you can expect a lot of people here!
  • Beautiful temple with great view at the heart of old Bangkok. Good for photographies and for seeing the Thai Buddhism traditions.
  • 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.

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