Wat Suthat Thepwararam 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. Initially, it was called “Wat Maha Sutthawat” and was located in the combretum grove. Further building and decorations were carried out by King Rama II, who helped carve the wooden doors, but the temple was completed in the reign of King Rama III in 1847 or 1848. This temple contains the Buddha image Phra Sri Sakyamuni which has been moved from Sukhothai Province. At the lower terrace of the base, there are 28 Chinese pagodas which symbolize the 28 Buddhas born on this earth. Wat Suthat also contains Phra Buddha Trilokachet in the ubosot (ordination hall) and Phra Buddha Setthamuni in the Sala Kan Parian (meeting hall).
Wat Suthat is one of Bangkok’s most important and oldest temples from the Rattanakosin era. It is one of the six temples in Thailand with the highest grade of First Class Royal Temples.
One of the largest in Bangkok
The temple complicated, formally named Wat Suthat Thepphawararam, is one of the biggest in Bangkok, overlaying 10 acres.
Eight-meter-tall Buddha picture
The viharn of Wat Suthat is one of the oldest Rattanakosin technology homes. It holds the complete critical Buddha picture of the Wat.
800 Year antique Sukhothai picture
The Phra Si Sakyamuni is an 8-meter-tall bronze Buddha picture in subduing Mara posture. It became forged in Sukhothai a few 800 years ago and added over to Bangkok from a deserted temple in Sukhothai through a river boat. When the picture arrived in Bangkok, festivities that lasted every week were prepared, and the Buddha picture was paraded through Bangkok. Underneath the image is the ashes of King Ananda Mahidol and Rama VIII, the older brother of the modern King.
The viharn Magnificent work of art
The lengthy partitions of the viharn incorporate outstanding mural artwork telling the memories of the preceding lives of the Buddha. Some additionally display scenes of each day’s existence withinside the Rattanakosin technology. These works of art and people withinside the Grand Palace are a number of the extraordinary and maximum significant to be determined in Thailand. The timber-carved access doorways to the viharn incorporate comparable artwork, several of which have been made through King Rama II, who became a skilled poet and artist. In the galleries surrounding the viharn, you may discover a show of extra than one hundred fifty massive Buddha images.
Other buildings and courtyard
The complicated temple also carries a massive boost or ordination corridor, a Sala Kan Parian, a sala used to train Buddhist teachings, and the clergy members are dwelling quarters. The vast courtyard carries various stone statues from China from the 18th century.
The massive swing
The Wat Suthat is likewise called the temple of the massive swing, after the sizeable pink swing in the front of it referred to as Sao Ching Chaa. The teak timber 20-meter excessive swing constructed in the quiet of the 18th century was utilized in annual Brahmanic ceremonies. Groups of younger guys competed with every different, looking to swing excessively sufficient to seize with their teeth a bag of gold cash that turned into connected to a pole. Some guys might hang properly over 20 meters withinside the air. After some deadly accidents, the swing rite was canceled in the 1930s.