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WAT SUTHAT THEPWARARAM RATCHAWORAMAHAWIHAN

WAT SUTHAT THEPWARARAM RATCHAWORAMAHAWIHAN

Founded at the home centre of Rattanakosin Island, this is one of Thailand’s six most important temples. King Rama I wished to make it the central temple of Bangkok and construction began in 1807. Construction was completed, according to schedule, in the reign of King Rama III in 1847. King Rama III gave the temple its name, “wat Suthat Thepwararam”.

Phra Sri Sakyamuni : Cast in “Marn Wichai” posture. The image was previously enshrined at Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai Capital. A stone inscription reports that King Phra Mahathammarachalithai who reigned during the Sukhothai period, ordered the image cast as a principal image in Phra Wihanluang Mahathat.

Phra Puttatri Lokachet : cast in alloy in the Subduing Mara position. The 80 disciples stand front of the Buddha. The image was cast during the reign of King Rama III.

Phra Wihan Luang : Copied from Wat Mongkolbophit in Ayutthaya. The central pair of doors were designed by King Rama II,who began the carving. The murals are considered to be the most beautiful work of the Rattanakosin period.

Ubosot : is the longest, most beautiful chapel built in Thai architecture style during the reign of King Rama III. It is decorated with Chorfah,Bairaka, and glazed green ceramic.

Phra Wihan Kod : was built in the reign of King Rama III, and surrounds the Phra Wihan Luang on all four sides. There are 156 Buddha images enshrined inside. The door frames are decorated with lacquered images of Sio Kang.

Location : no.146, Ti Thong 1 Rd., Bamrung Mueang Rd., Unakan Rd, Khet Phra Nakorn,Bangkok

Transportation Method : By bus no., 10,12,19,35,42

Air condition bus no. : 8 , 12