Wat Suthat

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Wat Suthat and the Giant Swing

Wat Suthat Thep Wararam (Thai: วัดสุทัศนเทพวราราม, Thai pronunciation: [wát su.tʰát tʰêːp.wáʔraːraːm]) is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand. It is a royal temple of the first grade, one of ten such temples in Bangkok (23 in Thailand). Construction was begun by King Rama I in 1807 (B.E. 2350). Further construction and decorations were carried out by King Rama II who helped carve the wooden doors, but the temple was not completed until the reign of King Rama III in 1847 (B.E.2390). This temple contains the Buddha image Phra Sri Sakyamuni (Thai: พระศรีศากยมุนี; RTGS: Phra Si Sakkayamuni) which have been moved from Sukhothai province. At the lower terrace of the base, there are 28 Chinese pagodas which mean the 28 Buddhas born on this earth. Wat Suthat also contains Phra Buddha Trilokachet (Thai: พระพุทธไตรโลกเชษฐ์; RTGS: Phra Phuttha Trai Lokkachet) in the Ubosot (Ordinary Hall) and Phra Buddha Setthamuni (Thai: พระพุทธเศรษฐมุนี; RTGS: Phra Phuttha Setthamuni) in the Sala Kan Parian (Meeting Hall)

Phra Si Sakyamuni, Buddha-Statue in Wat Suthat

In 2005, the temple was submitted to UNESCO for consideration as a future World Heritage Site.

See also[edit]

List of Buddhist temples in Thailand

External links[edit]

A brief introduction of this temple is available at:-

Coordinates: 13°45′2″N 100°30′4″E / 13.75056°N 100.50111°E / 13.75056; 100.50111