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Wat Intharawihan

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Address: 114 Wisut Kasat Road | Bangkhunphrom, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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Fascinating at night

Children played with their father and people sat quietly in groups. I wandered and took photos and enjoyed the quiet of the spaces. Impressive Buddha! It was just around the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 January 2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Children played with their father and people sat quietly in groups. I wandered and took photos and enjoyed the quiet of the spaces. Impressive Buddha! It was just around the corner from my hotel. So helpful to use it as a navigational aid. There's a geocache just outside too, near the fire truck.

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Thank Sawhira
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Wat Indrawihan (Standing Buddha) is very impressive and huge. Its statue is very tall - 32 m high and gold in colour. The temple surrounding is very quite and not very crowed. Entrance is free. In this temple you can free a few birds for 100B as a simbol of freedom to mankind. Cheapest transport - From Saphan Taksin BTS... More 

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Thank annamalai2030
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

a must see, the big standing buddha of wat intharawihan. very picturesque. the statue is 32 m high and it took them 60 years to build it.

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Thank MC Brigitte S
Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Its a nice place to learn about Thai history and Buddhist culture. very peaceful and nice art work around the temple.

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Thank s0umi
Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

There's a big Buddha image but it's very difficult to take a nice picture because there's a lot of stuffs in the view. Anyway you can go if you have time and already visited everything...

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Thank 669waldirp
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Not surprisingly, the temple is very peaceful and a respite from Bangkok's streets, cars, noise, touts, etc. We visited in the rain, so there were very few non-monks on the temple grounds. Nice experience.

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Thank Christopher B
Iloilo City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Bring an umbrella or long sleeve shirt as the weather can get hot even during rainy season. The temple features intricate designs and the enormous statue of Buddha as its main attraction.

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Thank GeekyJee
Port Hawkesbury, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Beautiful grounds, so many things to see. Bought a small box of live birds to release for luck, lovely. Lots of taking your shoes off, so wear slip ons.

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Thank Michele M
Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The Buddha is beautiful and stands what seemed like a mile. We payed for the little cage of Finch Birds to release to the Buddha for good luck. The "graveyard" is chilling, it is all urns that are behind glass to see.

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Thank dkelliott01
Visakhapatnam (Vizag), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

The statue stands all alone in sun and rain daring all natural calamities reflecting the serene mind of Buddha. A real sight to see.

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