Wat Intharawihan or Wat Intharavihan (Thai: วัดอินทรวิหาร, Thai pronunciation: [wát intʰaráwíhǎːn]) is a Third Class Royal wat (temple) located in the Phra Nakhon District of Bangkok, Thailand. It is noted for its 32 metres (105 ft) high standing Buddha statue known as Luang Pho To or "Phra Si Ariyamettrai" that was erected on the inspiration of the still highly revered abbott Somdej Toh.
The Wat is at the northern edge of the Banglamphu area of Phra Nakhon, Bangkok. Access to the temple is by boat along the Chao Praya River close to Thanin Wisut Kasat. Road access is through local transport. The northbound Samsen Road leads to this wat, which is hidden below the elevated expressway. Also called Wat In, of the late Ayutthaya Kingdom , when it was called Wat Bang Khunphrom Nok for the name of the suburb where it is located.
Jon Berne | Feb 20, 2018
The highlight of this temple is the woman selling food right by the entrance. Best street food in Bangkok. I ordered one thing after another and nothing disappointed. A true master chef!
James Daly | Dec 7, 2017
Worth a visit! This 32m high statue was started in 1867 and it took sixty more years to complete it in 1927. Devotees who visit the temple for worship offer mackerel, a boiled egg and a garland of flowers which they place with reverence at the foot of the Buddha image.
June D | Jan 13, 2018
Please! DON'T go here! They scam tourists. If you take a tuk tuk to the tempels you will first be dropped by some other places where they will try to get money from you and at the tempel they will FORCE you to buy a ticket. It's not good the way they work. They lost there minds. I will never go to bangkok again
G L Littleton | Nov 25, 2017
It's supposed to be the largest free standing Buddha. The Wat's main architectural depiction is a 105 ft (32 metres) high, 33 ft (10 meters)wide standing statue referred to as Luang Pho To or "Phra Si Ariyamettrai" (Maitreya). It was started in 1867 and took 60 years to construct. It's currently having repairs and is surrounded by scaffolding.
andresilve Silvestri | Dec 23, 2017
This big Buddha is now getting cleaned, so i cant see nothing
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