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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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  • Wat pho in the same garden with pleasant and one of the places to be seen. ideal for to obtain some idea of the sanctuaries.
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  • Famous for the presence in the immediate vicinity of the giant swing is a facility that houses several temples with golden statues of the Buddha. Less crowded than other popular temples to enjoy with more tranquility, spiritual atmosphere. The temples are richly afrescati.
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  • This is one of my favourite places to visit and just hangout in Bangkok because of its layout and peaceful setting. However, during this trip we were not able to enjoy much of it because it was under ...  more »
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  • This is one of the Royal temples. It is well preserved and serene place in the middle of Bangkok. It is quite courtyards and spectacular temple and prayer hall. Both have large Buddha images and extensive murals on the walls.
  • The temple is very nice. The walls have huge paintings. A nice place to spend some time.
  • Wat Suthat( 蘇泰寺 ) begun to built at the end of reign of Rama I and was completed by Rama III. It is a royal temple located in the center of Rattanakosin city. The prayer hall (lying on vertiacl axis)of Wat Suthat was in Ayutthaya architectural style , built to house the Buddha Statue brought from an ancient Sukhothai city. The wall painting in the prayer house were painted during the reign of Rama III. The ordination hall (lying on horizontal axis) was built by Rama III. When you are inside the prayer hall, kneeing in front of the golden buddha statue, surronding by old religious stories paintings and hearing chanting of believers you will feel solemn and peaceful.
  • The courtyard surrounded by high walls sometimes makes you forget you're currently located in the heart of Bangkok, because no tall skyscrapers or other modern structures are visible.
  • 100 bahts for the entrance unfortunately, I think it's a little bit expensive. It's rather small compared to other places. However like every temples, it's very beautiful. In addition, there are monks and people who chant. It's very pleasant to listening them.
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