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Wat Suthat, Bangkok

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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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  • Last time I was here renovation work was underway on main temple. Whole wat now beautifully presented and had good fortune to visit where there was a special festival happening. Performances and... 
    Last time I was here renovation work was underway on main temple. Whole wat now beautifully presented and had good fortune to visit where there was a special festival happening. Performances and...  more »
  • Nice temple in the center of city. Many people have visited to make merit, pray, or meditate. It has it own unique architecture. Excellent! 
    Nice temple in the center of city. Many people have visited to make merit, pray, or meditate. It has it own unique architecture. Excellent!  more »
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  • This is a temple I never intended to visit but I Googled places to visit and Giant Swing caught my interest. When I arrived I saw this huge temple and couldn't resist. Thai lady at the ticket office was lovely and allowed me to practice my Thai with her. She was very accommodating. 100 baht to enter. Map provided. Scorching day, I tried to stick to the shade where possible. I was very impressed by the size of the 2 temples inside. Gardens were kept really well presented with many statues on show.
  • 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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