Wishlisted by Tricia Importante
This is one of Bangkok’s first-class temples.
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Open today: 08:30-21:00
146 Bamrung Muang Road, Khwaeng Wat Ratchabophit, Khet Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
2 years ago
Built during the early 19th century, Wat Suthat is noted for being one of 10 first-class temples in all of Bangkok. Take the time to explore and admire the details, which include hand-carved wooden gates and images of Buddha on its walls. Luckily, it’s easy to spot the temple thanks to the bright red 21-meter tall swing found near the area. A popular tourist attraction in Bangkok, the red swing is part of a ceremonial Hindu activity that involves young men swinging up to 75 meters high to get their hands on a sack of gold.
3 months ago
Osu Kannon is counted as one of the biggest Kannon statues in Japan. The temple is known for a flea market held on its grounds every 18th and 28th of the month and its neighboring shopping district, “Osu Shopping Arcade.”
3 months ago
The temple derives its name from the Hindu god Aruna,often personified as the radiations of the rising sun. Wat Arun is among the best known of Thailand's landmarks. The first light of the morning reflects off the surface of the temple with pearly iridescence
3 months ago
"Little Patricia then checks upon, a temple religiously known. Her stares are drawn, Where to be, WAT could it be? She said -- There's an inner peace in WAT ARUN, DAWN't stop me, I'll trace Buddhism in the Temple of Dawn." In one of my favorite movies, “Eat, Pray, Love”, Elizabeth Gilbert journeyed into a quest of soul-searching. In order to find tranquility and harmony within herself, she found her way praying in India. Just like her, I want to find my own balance. I want to seek my own escape from the knots and tangles of not knowing myself enough. Perchance, a good emancipation is to be spiritually healed. Through a sojourn in Bangkok’s WAT ARUN, peace wouldn’t be that far miles away anymore from your heart. The temple is known to be the “Temple of Dawn”, and for sure, the temple will give you enlightenment before dawn strikes. It is one of the major temples in Bangkok that houses Buddhism, hence, one can actually meditate here (If there wouldn’t be much people). In this temple, tourists can enjoy climbing up its steep stairs and reach the main prang of the temple. After this strenuous activity under the hot sun, you can see the scenic view of Bangkok and picturesque of Chao Phraya River on the side. So, just like what others say, everything is more worth it with a little sacrifice. Neverthless, you wouldn’t regret having this TEMPLE RUN!
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