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Wat Suthat

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Fronted by the Giant Swing, Wat Suthat enshrines a huge bronze Buddha image that connects the ancient Sukhothai kingdom to modern Thailand. Those who don’t care about the history will most likely be soothed by the meditative atmosphere and impressed by exquisite murals and Buddha images at one of Bangkok’s premier temples.

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King Rama I established Wat Suthat in the early 19th century and his grandson, King Rama III, oversaw the finishing touches some four decades later. Seated in the Subduing Mara posture and crafted back in the 13th century, the principle Buddha image, known as Phra Si Sakyamuni, has a height of eight metres and is the largest Sukhothai-style bronze Buddha in the world. The ashes of King Rama VIII were enshrined in the base of the image following the young king’s mysterious ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 700 words.)


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