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Wat Suthat

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Address: Bamrung Mueang Road, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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Built in the early 19th century to house the large 25-foot-tall Phra Sri...

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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A nice temple

This is located adjacent to the Giant Swing and is much better to see. We walked through this site on our way to the Reclining Buddha.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is located adjacent to the Giant Swing and is much better to see. We walked through this site on our way to the Reclining Buddha.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is located very close to the Boat termination point near Palace and within walking distance. The place is calm and less crowded. The security forces does announce about presence of pick pockets. There are local eateries outside and various souvenir shops which are quite reasonable. Do bargain, of course.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth it only for those who are religiously inclined - else there are much better temples to see in Bangkok.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing much interesting. Just one of the temple in front of Giant Swing near Chinatown. Admission is 20baht.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the many lovely temples to visit with so much history. So much work was done to make this a beautiful part of Thai history

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice and quite temple to visit, less tourist and near to local restaurant such as Krua Absorn, Mitr Go Yuan and Mont Nomsod

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the big temples in Bangkok, located just opposite to the Bangkok Metropolitan Headquarter. It was built in the Rama 1 reign, about 200 years ago. There are lot of Buddha statutes on the corridor outside the big hall where one can walk around and realize the peaceful in our mind. There are 3 famous Buddha statues... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This wat may be less spectacular then the Grand Palace for example but definitely worth a visit. When we were there at the morning, there was almost nobody. If you go inside you can see a beautiful buddha and some locals who are praying.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this temple. It is very much a do-it-yourself type walk, but it is mapped and that is pretty self explanatory as to where you are and the various sections. You can walk into most areas, but get into them may take going around! The giant Buddha prayer areas are inspiring. We were there when some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wat Suthat is a Buddhist temple in the City Bangkok, it's a royal temple of the first grade, the Construction was begun by King Rama 1 in 1807 and completed in 1847 the King Rama III, located in the middle old town, next to the In 2005 the temple was submitted to UNESCO for consideration as a future World Heritage... More 

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