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“Very relaxing and not as crowded”
Review of Wat Suthat

Wat Suthat
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 4, 2014

I went to several Wats in Bangkok and some were overly crowded as I expected. This one seemed to be the locals' choice for serious meditation and prayer. I actually sat down and took in the ambiance of the temple which was a good break from all my sightseeing. It is not the most popular, but it is not to be missed.

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

If you make a stop by Wat Pho you'll have the opportunity to be squashed and jostled through a massive crowd of tourists. To see actual locals praying this is a great choice. Much more low key, much more "real".

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

It can be difficult to find the entrance (More likely that you'll find it actually..), but if you do, the moment you walk into the compound, it offers silence and peace. There's a lot to see if you're interested in Buddhist, however even not you'll be amazed with all the beautiful structure inside the whole compound. You can get a free bottle of water as well if you present your ticket at the water station inside. Free wifi too but need to ask the PW at the reception.

Thank Shin I
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

Practicing Buddhists here and hardly any tourists. It's an easy walk from Khaosan area but a world away from the bustle. Hundreds of gold buddha figures border the main temples so, if you are intimidated while people are worshiping, you can take in the surrounding alcove of buddhas.

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Reviewed December 25, 2013

One of Bangkok's must visit Royal Temples. Don't forget to visit the Ordination Hall at the rear of the main complex in the biggest building.

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