Wat Indraviharn

One mighty tall Buddha

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What we say: 3 stars

Located to the north of Khao San Road, Wat Indraviharn is home to one of the tallest Buddha images in Thailand.

Standing 32 metres tall, this Buddha is built in the modern style with a topknot enshrining a Buddha relic brought from Sri Lanka.

Built during the reign of King Rama IV, the Buddha is not as magnificent as another nearby massive Buddha, the highly popular Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho. Still, Wat Indraviharn displays an enormous and shimmering image that is deservedly renowned.

Aside from the Buddha, there is not tons to see. The wat is pretty, with the requisite detailed murals inside, but the standing Buddha is far and away the biggest draw.

Wat Indraviharn is also a very popular lurking place for touts. Ignore all the chatter about the wat being closed or the offers for cheap tuk tuk rides; this is a favourite spot for scammers.

More details
Wisut Kasat Rd
http://www.watindharaviharn.org/
How to get there: The Chao Phraya express boat stops N14 and N15 are an easy walk away.
Last updated: 2nd February, 2012

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