Wat Suthat is the first of the Bangkok temples I have visited in Thailand. It’s such a beautiful and peaceful place! There was almost no one there.
In front of it is Bangkok Giant Swing. In fact, Wat Suthat is better known for the towering red Giant Swing that stands at its entrance. I spent at least one hour visiting it and relaxing. The temple was under construction so I couldn’t admire its beauty fully. Just like in other temples you can’t wear footwear and you need to dress properly.
To enter Wat Suthat you need to pay an entrance fee of 20 Baht (0.52 €) The temple is open from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm.
It features an elegant chapel with a sweeping roof, magnificent wall murals and exquisite hand-carved teakwood door panels. The cloistered courtyard, surrounding the main chapel, boasts 156 Buddha images along the outer walls and four entry gates individually hand-carved with intricate details.
Besides Wat Suthat, there are many other beautiful temples to visit in Bangkok.