Wat Suwannaram

A temple older than the city

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What we say: 2 stars

Built during the Ayutthaya period before Bangkok was the nation's capital, Wat Suwannaram, meaning the Golden Monastery, was given its name by King Rama I.

Also called Wat Amarin, this temple appears fairly ordinary from the outside.

What makes Wat Suwannaram a worthy stop, however, are the interior murals; inside the temple are some of the most beautiful murals remaining intact in the Thai classical style.

The murals which date back to the Ayutthaya era, feature detailed battle scenes as well as 18th century depictions of foreigners.

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Soi 32 Charoen Sanitwong Rd, Thonburi
How to get there: The temple is a short walk from the khlong taxi stop, Tha Chang.
Last updated: 4th February, 2012

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