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“Another temple!”
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.
Dublin, Ireland
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“Another temple!”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

There are so many temples of this kind in Bangkok. This was my favourite.

Not really related to the attraction itself, but we got a tuc-tuc from the attraction to the MBK mall which cost 250 baht (initially he asked for 500!), and a taxi back that evening which cost 50 baht, so I would suggest avoiding the tuc-tuc drivers outside this place!

Visited July 2013
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“Norhing much to see!”
Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

I like the mural paintings and the story behind it. Nevertheless ..nothing much to see in the temple.

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“Wat Suthat - Another of the large sacred temples to see in central Bangkok”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

We recently enjoyed visiting the sacred Wat Suthat (20 baht per person), a first class Royal temple built during the reign of King Rama I. In addition to the nice things to see here, you will greatly appreciate the quite environment as there are only a few other visitors here compared to the swarms of tourists at Wat Po and the Grand Palace.

At Wat Suthat, you can see two temple buildings, each with a seated Buddha image and nice wall murals. The first, a sizeable wiharn includes the Buddha figure known as Phra Si Sakyamuni, which is supposed over 800 years old, making this a truly sacred item in the city. The inner walls of this building are lined with nice murals that are worth viewing as well.

We also enjoyed the second temple building further back in the Wat Suthat compound. Here you see more impressive wall murals, as well as a another seated Buddha image, this one interestingly surrounded by many figures of devotees worshipping him. This was unique and something quite different to what is seen at most of the local temples.

We further enjoyed the rows of seated Buddha figures found just within the outer wall of the courtyard at Wat Suthat. Some of the Buddha statues are bronze, others golden colour, some cloaked, some polished, others with a layer of dust. These rows of Buddha images are quite photogenic and another memorable scene for this attraction in Bangkok.

You can visit Wat Suthat comfortably in 30-40 minutes before moving on to other attractions in Bangkok. Its worth taking a look at the Giant Swing monument resting just in front of Wat Suthat, this is an interesting attraction with a eye-opening history. There is also a park to east and southeast of Wat Suthat called Suan Rommaninat Park that can make a nice place to stop to rest your feet.

Visited May 2014
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“Huge Buddha statue, peaceful site”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

This wat gets a lot less tourists than Wat Po or Grand Palace and so is much less hectic and more peaceful. HUGE golden buddha, plus the forecourt with a hundred (?) large buddy statues lining it makes it worth seeing

Visited May 2014
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“chanting night time serenity”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

we just arrived, a service was on so there was lots of chanting and low lights, very beautiful, but the monsoon rain had began. soaked but felt very special and different as no tourists. unfortunately a rat the size of a cat rain past my friends foot. dont forget the giant red swing outside!

Visited July 2013
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