Wat Suthat Thepwararam Ratchaworamahawihan : Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Suthat Thepwararam is one of the oldest and most impressive Buddhist temples in Bangkok, Thailand. It is one of the six temples in Thailand of the highest grade of the first class Royal temples. The temple complex which is officially named Wat Suthat Thepphawararam is one of the largest in Bangkok covering 10 acres.

It has an elegant prayer hall with sweeping roofs, magnificent murals, and exquisite hand-carved teakwood door panels. It’s widely known for the towering red Giant Swing standing at its entrance. Located in Bangkok’s Old Town, you can easily combine a visit to Wat Suthat Thepwararam with Temple of the Emerald Buddha, The Grand Palace, and Wat Pho.

When Rama I became the first ruler of the Rattanakosin Kingdom in 1782, he ordered the construction of the Wat Suthat. Construction lasted for decades, and the Wat was finally finished during the reign of King Rama III in 1847.

Wat Suthat Thepwararam Ratchaworamahawihan
Location: 146 Bamrung Mueang Rd, Wat Ratchabophit, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand

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