The Wat Suthat was built in the early 19th century. The Giant Swing nearby is not used any more, but the frame stands as a reminder of defunct Brahmin ceremonies involving young men swinging to snatch a sack of gold on a pole some 75 feet from the ground. The ceremony was banned after several deaths and injuries. Wat Suthat has an important role in the annually Ploughing Ceremony. The temple cloister wall has 150 Buddha images. The doors at the centre of the inner temple walls have colourful scenes from the Lord Buddha's life. There are many Chinese statues around the temple courtyard.
- Open days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Soi Tithong, Charoen Krung Rd., Wat Ratchabophit, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand
- Phone number
+66 (0) 2222 0280