This is a big royal temple on the banks of the Bangkok Noi Canal. It was built during the reign of King Rama I and renovated during the reign of King Rama III. Inside are exceptional murals depicting the Jutaku, deities and the Buddha in subduing Mara posture. These works of art of the early Rattanakosin Period (early 19th century) are considered some the best survived mural paintings in Bangkok. One particularly interesting mural is a Dutch person holding a telescope. At that time, the Dutch were associated with modern inventions that were very popular in Siam.
33 Charan Sanitwong Soi 32
Nearest Transit: Wongwian Yai BTS Station (Lines: Silom)
Wat Suwannaram and Nearby Attractions on Map
Grand Palace(2.2 km)
A must-see attraction in Bangkok, the Grand Palace complex has the royal residence and the venerated Temple of the Emerald Buddha, apart from throne halls and government offices.
Wat Pho(2.6 km)
Wat Pho, popularly known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn in Thai), is the largest temple of Bangkok, and probably the oldest too, predating the founding of the capital by almost 200 years.
Wat Arun(2.5 km)
Wat Arun, often called the Temple of Dawn, is located on the other side of the Chao Phraya River in Thonburi, you can find more information in that district article.
Wat Ratchabophit(2.7 km)
Built by King Rama V in 1869, it was created to keep up with the tradition that each newly-appointed monarch erected a temple to mark his reign.
Memorial Bridge(3.5 km)
Major Cineplex Pinklao(1.4 km)
This is a large and luxury cinema, and compared to Western standards, it is an absolute bargain to watch a movie here.
Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit(1.8 km)
The Wat Mahathat is an important Buddhist temple, which was once used for royal ceremonies and funerals.
Front Palace(2.2 km)
Now the central building of the National Museum, the Front Palace used to be an enormous complex stretching from the Chao Phraya River across Sanam Luang to Lot Canal.
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