Wat Suthat Thepwararam is a Buddhist temple located in Bangkok, Thailand. It holds the title of the highest-ranking Royal Temple in Bangkok. It was constructed between 1807 and 1847 under the instruction of King Rama I.
The Architecture of Wat Suthat Thepwararam
The Buddhist temple is a landmark in Bangkok and for Thailand as whole. This is chiefly due to its incredibly elegant architecture. It features a grand hall for praying with large sweeping roofs and is also characterized by its magnificent murals. Visitors can expect to see exquisite hand-carved door panels made of teak wood as well as the towering red giant swing found at the main entrance.
Inside the temple’s main prayer hall are walls with details of the 24 incarnations of Buddha. More than 150 images of Buddha also surround the main prayer hall. Also noteworthy are the exterior walls of the temple which are lined with 8-tier hexagonal pagodas and sculptures made from Chinese stones.
The Wat Suthat temple plays a significant role in the religious history of Thailand, and although the temple is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bangkok, it is still able to provide a unique and tranquil experience for visitors wishing to explore the city’s rich history.
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