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Beautiful art and amazing statues. It’s a very quiet place too. Also cute kittens everywhere!
Wat Suthat Thepphawararam (Thai: วัดสุทัศนเทพวราราม, Thai pronunciation: [wát su.tʰát tʰêːp.pʰá.wáʔ.raː.raːm]) 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 2350 BE (1807 CE). 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 2390 BE (1847/48 CE). 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)
Peaceful. The temple has beautiful art work on the walls and columns. Chanting start at 7pm instead of 6 or 6:30pm. At 6pm, a recording of a monk speaking was played until a monk arrived to give a sermon and chant. Another foreigner was in the room that obviously didn't know the proper etiquette for being in a Buddhist Temple. She had on a bikini strap top and after awhile put her feet out towards the Buddha statue. Very disappointing and disrespectful. Thai people are very forgiving.
100 bahts for the entrance unfortunately, I think it's a little bit expensive. It's rather small compared to other places. However like every temples, it's very beautiful. In addition, there are monks and people who chant. It's very pleasant to listening them.
The courtyard surrounded by high walls sometimes makes you forget you're currently located in the heart of Bangkok, because no tall skyscrapers or other modern structures are visible.