Wat Suthat

Wat Suthat, Bangkok

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Built in the early 19th century to house the large 25-foot-tall Phra Sri Sakyamuni Buddha statue, this temple features the huge red frame of a giant swing once used in annual ceremonies to celebrate and thank Shiva.
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Frank D
Slidell, LA337 contributions
Dec 2021
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 Thai Buddhist cosmology and Hinduism.
Written December 21, 2021
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Opas J
Bangkok, Thailand36 contributions
Nov 2020 • Solo
I went there for praying with unexpected that the temple is very beautiful and large landscape.

Very impressed and recommended!
Written November 4, 2020
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Magellanic47
Bangkok, Thailand1,048 contributions
Aug 2020
Unexpected, beautiful and interesting - I have passed this temple a few times already , but never actually took the time to go in and take a look around - I am glad I did - A Sunday afternoon well spent - it appears that their could be a 100 THB entrance fee charged - but at the time I passed through ( August 2020) there was nothing of the sort - this might change once borders are open again and tourists start travelling to Thailand.
Nearest MRT : SAM YOT ( about a 10 minute walk from this station)
The temple has incorporated both Chinese pagodas and Thai designs and symmetry as an important part of the layout of this particular temple.

Again - I chose to visit later during the day - which helped with better photos and lighting.
Also interesting - the active monastery was holding their daily afternoon prayers during the time I was at Wat Suthat Thepwararam - the droning singing voices of the monks added to the atmosphere of this beautiful temple.
Written August 11, 2020
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Twiglet65
Burnham-on-Crouch, UK111 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Visited in February during the corona virus outbreak. Wonderfully quiet, easy to navigate. A beautiful temple.
Written March 11, 2020
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Jittima P
952 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
A royal temple of King Rama VIII. The center of Rattanakosin. There are many buildings to explore and in front of the temple is the giant swing.
Written January 26, 2020
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Chamara
3 contributions
Dec 2019
Its a temple very closed to Dong Mueang (DMK) Airport and railway station. Atractive temple but not lot of tourist going
Written December 25, 2019
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ash666
Whitley Bay1,400 contributions
Nov 2019
This is one of the must-see Wats in Thailand.
100 baht to get in is ok.
Several different styles in the same complex.
Written November 23, 2019
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Gwiedje
Heerlen, The Netherlands45 contributions
Nov 2019
If you like temples and want to see a temple without many tourist, this is a beautiful one. The ambiance here is nice and it is easy to have a chat with some Thai people who come here to pray and do donations.
Written November 20, 2019
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Jesdaa P
Bangkok, Thailand165 contributions
Oct 2019
It is a royal temple of the King Rama I, oldest and most impressive Buddhist temples in Bangkok. This temple contains the Buddha image Phra Sri Sakyamuni moved from Sukhothai Province, 28 Chinese pagodas which symbolize the 28 Buddhas born on this earth, mural paintings, carved teak doors-8 feet high, statues of Chinese origins:- lions, warriors, celestial beings, horses and wagons, 156 sitting Buddhas in meditation pose, a story of tall hungry ghost. It located near Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Grand Royal Palace, the Red Giant Swing(the Brahmin monument knows as Sao Ching Cha)-24 meters high and a subway station(avoid all chartered vehicles). You will not be tired and forget the happiness of being there for 1-2 hours.
Written November 19, 2019
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
During our holidays in Bangkok we had visited this beautiful temple complex dedicated to Lord Buddha. It was raining on a December morning when we visited the temple complex and we had to pull our umbrellas out. Entrance tickets are priced at 50 baht per person. Roof of the temple has a beautiful pagoda style architecture with giant white pillars supporting it. We were mesmerized by the giant golden colored idol of Lord Buddha inside the main temple which has beautiful thanga paintings all over the walls. The main temple has a courtyard with multiple idols of Lord Buddha in sitting posture which is a beautiful sight.
Written November 15, 2019
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