Timings : 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Entry Fee : THB 20
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One of the oldest temples of Bangkok, Wat Suthat greets you with its serene aura. Overflowing with peace and tranquillity, Wat Suthat Thepphawararam is an excellent example of architecture and craftsmanship. Its construction began in the year 1782, under the reign of King Rama I, and it was completed in the 1820s, under the reign of King Rama III.
Featuring an impressive architecture, Wat Suthat is also adorned with some fascinating paintings and intricate murals. The main highlight is an eight-meter high bronze statue of Phra Si Sakyamuni, which dates back to the Sukhothai-period, the largest surviving bronze cast of Thailand belonging to 14th century. Contained at the base of the image are the ashes of King Rama VIII. The giant swing, which marks your entry to the temple, is a marvel to behold.
Wat Suthat also holds the highest royal temple rank, adding to its significance. Temple is also a venue for important ceremonies, such as the Royal Ploughing Ceremony held in May and thus playing a significant role in national religion. Although this place is not quite popular with tourists, one can enjoy the environ of tranquillity and peace.