Wat Suthat

Featuring Thailand's largest bronze Buddha

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What we say: 3 stars

Wat Suthat is best known for its fine murals, dating from the 19th century, and expansive collection of Buddha images.

Large and airy feeling, the wat's grounds are fairly big with some cute buildings and beautiful corridors to explore.

Construction on the wat began in 1807 during the reign of King Rama I and once completed, he requested that an important Buddha image, the Phra Sisakayamunee from Wat Mahathat in Sukhothai, be displayed here. The image is Thailand's largest cast bronze image and is believed to have been cast in 1361.

Plenty of interesting shops stocking religious paraphernalia dot the surrounding neighbourhood and are sites in and of themselves.

More details
146 Bamrung Muang Rd
Opening Hours: Daily 09:00-20:00
How to get there: Wat Suthat is beside the Giant Swing on Bamrung Muang Rd. Bus 508 passes right nearby.
Last updated: 4th February, 2012

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