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Wat Intharawihan, Bangkok

  • A soaring 32­metres high standing Buddha is what defines Wat Intharawihan, which  borders Wisut Kasat road at the northern edge of Banglamphu. Known as the Luangpor  Toh, building on this statue, built of brick and stucco, began in 1867 during the reign of  King Rama IV. Decorated in glass mosaics and 24­carat gold, it took over 60 years to complete and is the tallest of its kind in the world. The Ubosot was built towards the end of the Ayutthaya period, and has several interesting Buddha images, elevated murals  on the walls and lavishly gilded window shutters. Outside are unusually carved sema  stones and tucked away in an alcove there's a lifelike model of Luang Phaw Toh, a famous monk. In the small museum are old Buddha images and various paintings.



    Location: 114 Wisut Kasat Road, Banglamphu, Old City (Rattanakosin)

    Timings: 08:30 Am to 20:00 Pm

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Wat Intharawihan

A soaring 32­metres high standing Buddha is what defines Wat Intharawihan, which  borders Wisut Kasat road at the northern edge of Banglamphu. Known as the Luangpor  Toh, building on this statue, built of brick and stucco, began in 1867 during the reign of  King Rama IV. Decorated in glass mosaics and 24­carat gold, it took over 60 years to complete and is the tallest of its kind in the world. The Ubosot was built towards the end of the Ayutthaya period, and has several interesting Buddha images, elevated murals  on the walls and lavishly gilded window shutters. Outside are unusually carved sema  stones and tucked away in an alcove there's a lifelike model of Luang Phaw Toh, a famous monk. In the small museum are old Buddha images and various paintings.



Location: 114 Wisut Kasat Road, Banglamphu, Old City (Rattanakosin)

Timings: 08:30 Am to 20:00 Pm

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