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Wat Suthat

Wat Suthat

Wat Suthatthepwararam Rajaworamahavihara is another large monastery which was build from 1782 onwards. The first glimpse of 160 golden Buddha Statues is simply breathtaking as is the arrangement of the whole temple, its many statues and the large square on which the main building stands.  The temple is best known for the red "Giant Swing" or Sao Ching Cha, which is located just outside the temple grounds.  The two large buildings on the ground represent the Wiharn, which is surrounded by a balustrade adorned with Chinese pagodas and bronze horses and to the south of it the Ubosot. The Ubosot has just undergone renovations and is worth visiting because it also offers a lot of wall paintings. Both buildings contain very sacred Buddha images. The one in the Wiharn represents the 13th century Phra Buddha Sakayamunee, which Rama I. brought to Bangkok from Sukhothai.

Wat Suthat

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