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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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big standing buddha

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
MC Brigitte S
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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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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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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Visakhapatnam, 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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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

It's not hard to find you can take taxi, bus, Chao phraya boat and walk here. It's kinda local and original. In the temple also has a very big bhuddha. I'm really like a maditate room.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

A bit off the usual track but worth a visit. The temple is in a small back street and it has a giant Buddah which if you are lucky you can climb to get a city view. There are many people's ashes buried in the walls here and there is a real like waxy figure of Phra Puttahachan who was... More 

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