Wat Suthat is famous for splendid mural paintings that narrate the stories of Buddha’s previous lives and traditional daily life of Thai people in the early of Rattanakosin Kingdom. Some of the paintings on carved wooden doors in the temple were painted by King Rama II, who was talented in art. Another highlight of this temple is the red Giant Swing or Sao Ching Cha (in Thai) situated in the front of the temple. The swing was made from teak at the end of the 18th century for Brahmanic ceremony back in the old days.
Location: Thanon Bamrung Muang in the old city, about 1 kilometer East of the Grand Palace.
Operating hours: 9:00 am – 16:00 pm
Admission fee for foreigners: 20 Baht
Important note: Make sure you wear appropriate clothing. Pants or dress/skirt must extend knee length. Top has to fully cover shoulders. No bare foot.
How to get there from KMUTT:
The best way to get there from KMUTT is to take Uber or Taxi.
By bus: You can take no.21 in front of the university and get off at Chareonkrung Merry King Mall. Then, walk along Maha Chai Road. Turn left onto Charoenkrung road. Continue walking until you reach SiriPong Road. Turn right onto Siripong Road. The temple will be on your right.