Wat Suthat

Highly recommended
Situated next to the red teak portico known as the Giant Swing, which was once used by Brahminical monks during rituals held in honour of Shiva, this temple is one of the largest in Bangkok and is also considered to be one of the most beautiful. The 19C Wat Suthat houses a huge wihan (main chapel), which is home to an imposing 8m-high gilded bronze Buddha from Sukhothai. The frescoes depicting the 28 former lives of the Perfect Being are also of interest.

Useful information

Address:

Thanon Bamrung Muang Bangkok

Price:

20 bahts

Opening hours

8.30am-9pm (chapel: 9am-4pm)

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