This temple is known for the so-called Standing Buddha or Big Buddha (Luang Pho To), a 32-metre-tall golden Buddha image. The whole statue is covered with 24,000 golden mosaics from Italy. The topknot of the Buddha image contains a relic of Lord Buddha brought from Sri Lanka. The temple is worth a visit just for the sake of photographing the Buddha. However, it's worth mentioning that this temple is a regular site on the 'gem scam' circuit, so ignore anyone approaching you for a 'free' tuk-tuk tour or bringing up the topic of purchasing gems.
114 Wisut Kasat Rd
Nearest Transit: Phaya Thai BTS Station (Lines: Sukhumvit)
+66 2 628-5552
Wat Intharawihan 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(2.4 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(3.1 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.
Dusit Palace(1.5 km)
The Dusit Palace is a large complex of 13 royal residences and few other buildings built by King Rama V on Rattanakosin Island in the early 20th century.
Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall(1.3 km)
The Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall explores the history of Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok's royal city where the Grand Palace, Wat Po and National Museum are located.
Wat Ratchabophit(2.1 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.
Major Cineplex Pinklao(2.6 km)
This is a large and luxury cinema, and compared to Western standards, it is an absolute bargain to watch a movie here.
Bank of Thailand Museum(1.3 km)
The museum building is in the Bang Khum Phrom Palace, a former royal residence of HRH Prince Boriphat Sukhumphan, the 33rd son of King Rama V (Chulalongkorn).
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