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Wat Suthat Thepwararam Ratchaworamahawiharn description and photos - Thailand: Bangkok. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Wat Suthat Thepwararam Ratchaworamahawiharn.
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The construction of the temple began in 1807 and was completed during the reign of King Rama III. The Vihan of this temple is considered the tallest in Bangkok and is famous for its murals on the themes of Buddhist cosmology. Vihan's teak doors are decorated with elaborate carvings. There are 156 golden statues of Buddha around the vihan.
In the center of the temple there is an eight-meter sculpture of Buddha. It is one of the largest surviving bronze statues from the era of the Sukkhothai Kingdom.
On the square in front of the temple, there is a tall red frame - Sauchingcha (Giant swing). They were used in the ceremony of gratitude to Shiva for the harvested rice harvest. A pole was installed not far from the swing, and a bag with gold or silver coins was fixed at the level of the swing beam. Brahmanas, swinging on a giant swing (like Shiva swinging in Heaven), they tried to grab a bag of coins. The ceremony often ended with the death of the participants and was banned in the 30s of the twentieth century).
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