Wat Suthat

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Wat Suthat Thepwararam Ratchaworamahawihan
Main sanctuary in the night
Location146 Bamrung Mueang Rd, Wat Ratchabophit, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok
Wat Suthat is located in Bangkok
Wat Suthat
Shown within Bangkok
Geographic coordinates13°45′04″N 100°30′04″E / 13.751028°N 100.501004°E / 13.751028; 100.501004
FounderKing Rama I

Wat Suthat Thepwararam is a Buddhist temple located in Bangkok, Thailand. It is one of Bangkok's oldest temples. It is also certified as a first-class Royal temple. It is well-known for its beautiful architecture and historical importance.[1]

History[change | change source]

The construction of the temple was started by King Rama I in 1807. He was the first king of Chakri dynasty. The temple was constructed while King Rama II and King Rama III were in charge. It was completed around the year 1848.

Architecture[change | change source]

It is known for its big size and beautiful architecture. The ordination hall, where monks become real monks, is one of the biggest in Bangkok. Inside the hall, the walls have many big paintings that show stories about Buddha's life and his past lives. It has red, gold, and reen tiles. Around the main hall, there are smaller rooms for praying and a covered walkway with more than 150 statues of Buddha. There are smaller prayer rooms located in the main hall. It includes a covered walkway with more than 150 statues of Buddha.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "ความจริงไม่ตาย : ยักษ์วัดแจ้ง แร้งวัดสระเกศ เปรตวัดสุทัศน์" [Truth never dies : ogres of Wat Arun, vultures of Wat Saket, pret of Wat Suthat]. TPBS (in Thai). 2019-09-18. Retrieved 2019-09-19.