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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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06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00

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Early Morning is the best time!

We got to this location a little past 8 am. Before going in, we ate at a hole-in-the-wall for breakfast (sooo good!!). When we went in there were some stalls set up along the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
KneeCola
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Saint Helens, Oregon
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Saint Helens, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We got to this location a little past 8 am. Before going in, we ate at a hole-in-the-wall for breakfast (sooo good!!). When we went in there were some stalls set up along the outside selling goods and food (wish we had bought some of those sausages to feed the temple cats!). The first thing we came to was a... More 

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Thank KneeCola
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The scale of the Buddha is incredible - no doubt about that - but I'm glad I didn't walk to it as I had planned. Instead my tuk tuk driver waited for me for about 15 mins. Lots of shrines, lots of coloured ribbons and incence after you walk through the maze of vendors and reach a dead end at... More 

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Thank Sam L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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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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 8 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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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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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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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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