- 1 How can I go to Wat Saket?
- 2 What is the history of Wat Suthat?
- 3 Can you go inside Wat Arun?
- 4 What can be seen at the temple of the Golden Mount?
- 5 Is Thailand a state?
- 6 What is Wat Arun made of?
- 7 What is Temple of the Giant Swing?
- 8 What is the best time to visit Wat Arun?
- 9 How much is Wat Arun?
- 10 How much is the entrance fee in Grand Palace?
How can I go to Wat Saket?
From Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, you can reach Wat Saket by taking BTS Sky Train from Asoke station to National Stadium station. Later, take a taxi to the temple which is about 3.5 kilometres away.
What is the history of Wat Suthat?
Wat Suthat Thepwararam was commissioned by King Rama I (1782-1809) to shelter a 13th-century bronze Buddha sculpture from Sukhotai. The temple was completed during King Rama III’s reign (1824-1851). The wall frescoes inside the main prayer hall detail the previous 24 incarnations of Buddha.
Can you go inside Wat Arun?
To experience it, visitors can pay a small admission price to climb inside the temple’s central prang, but keep in mind that the steps are steep and the stairway is very narrow. Many travelers rave about Wat Arun for its beauty and tranquility – that is if you get there before the crowds.
What can be seen at the temple of the Golden Mount?
The Golden Mount, built under the rule of King Rama V, is 77 meters tall and at the top reside many of Buddhist relics found at Kapilavastu ancient city. Some other interesting things in this Bangkok temple are the many Buddha images, the temple hall, the pagoda, the scripture hall, and the Sri Maha Bodhi tree.
Is Thailand a state?
Thailand (Thai: ประเทศไทย), known formerly as Siam and officially as the Kingdom of Thailand, is a country in Southeast Asia.
What is Wat Arun made of?
The main feature of Wat Arun is its central prang, which is encrusted with colourful porcelain. This is interpreted as a stupa-like pagoda encrusted with coloured faience. The height is reported by different sources as between 66.8 m (219 ft) and 86 m (282 ft).
What is Temple of the Giant Swing?
Dating back to 1784, the Giant Swing was the first on the scene and, today, can be found just outside the entrance to the temple. Standing at over 69ft (21 meters) tall, the Giant Swing is a Brahman religious structure, and was originally used as part of a ceremony during the Brahman Festival.
What is the best time to visit Wat Arun?
The Wat Arun opens daily between 08:00 am to 5:30 pm. The best time for a visit is before 10:00 am, because at this time one can count on rather few visitors.
How much is Wat Arun?
Wat Arun dates from the 1600 s but the main prangs date from the reign of King Rama II. There is a small entry fee to this Buddhist temple for tourists, around 50 Baht. Small children should be free. We have been to most of the big Wats in Bangkok, several times.
How much is the entrance fee in Grand Palace?
500 baht for Foreigners. Inclusive of access to Wat Phra Kaew and Queen Sirikit Museum of Textile, which are located within The Grand Palace compound. You can buy tickets to The Grand Palace including Wat Phra Kaew at the entrance gate. Or you can buy tickets online now.