Wat Suthat Temple & the giant swing (Bangkok-Thailand)
Wat Suthat was built in 1807 and is one of the most important temples in Thailand. The ordinational hall is the longest in the country, and the murals inside it were painted between 1824 and 1851. The main representation of the Buddha in the temple is Phra Phuttha Tri Lokkachet and is showing Budhha in the sitting position. Vihara (open court in Buddhist monastery) is a replica of the one in Mongkhon Bophit Temple in Ayutthaya. In front of the temple, there is a Giant Swing taller than 21 meters and painted in red. The swing is even on some postcards, and is the indicator of once a powerful influence of Brahmanism on Thailand. It was built only two years after defining Bangkok as the capital of Thailand in 1782. Nowadays, a few ceremonies are taking place yearly by this swing. We recommend that You visit this temple if You have more time at Your disposal.
Category: Things to do in Bangkok, Temple- church- mosque, Things to do in Thailand,
Bamrung Muang Road, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Entrance gates 13.751483, 100.501114 (13°45’05.3″N, 100°30’04.0″E)
0066 (0)2 224 9845
GPS Coordinates: Entrance gates located at 13.751483, 100.501114 (13°45’05.3″N, 100°30’04.0″E)
Wat Suthat and the giant swing are located 5 km from the center of the city and Sky Train’s station ‘‘Siam“ (Siam Paragon Shopping Center), around 1 km from the most popular tourist street, Khao San Road. The closest SkyTrain station is ”National Stadium“ which is 3 km away. The closest underground station is ”Hua Lamphong” around 2,5 km away.
Address: Bamrung Muang Road, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
ช่วยพาไปส่งที่สวนน้ำพัทยา ปาร์ค ที่ตรงหาดจอมเทียนด้วยครับ/ค่ะ
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Please, can you tell me how to find this sight:
ช่วยบอกทางไปสวนน้ำพัทยา ปาร์ค ที่ตรงหาดจอมเทียนด้วยครับ/ค่ะ
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