Wat Suthat is one of the top ten old Royal Buddhist temples in Thailand Bangkok. It’s best known for its 21.15-metre tall massive swing found at its entrance.
Bronze Buddha Image
The Giant Swing dates back to 1784 and was made by an ancient King named Rama to protect the 13th-century bronze Image of the Buddha. The swing was recrafted in 2004.
Readily identified by the huge red swing which can be seen at its entranceway, this temple also features a handsome chapel with a distinctive roof. You will also find exquisite teak wood panels and splendid murals at this remarkable temple.
Images of the Buddha
In addition to the Giant Swing, the outer walls have one hundred and fifty-six images of the Buddha topped with complex carvings at its entry gates. As you explore these fascinating temples a fine choice of accommodation would be a Sathon hotel the likes of Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok.
The frescoes in the interior walls depict the previous reincarnations of the Buddha. The outer walls are lined with Chinese sculptures in stone and eight levelled six sided Pagodas.
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