Stock Video - Wat Suthat Thepwararam Temple. Bangkok. Monks at Wat Suthat Thepwararam Ratchaworamahaviharn, Bangkok, Thailand, Asia. When we mention Wat Suthat Thep Wararam (or in short, Wat Suthat), we think of the huge and beautifully crafted Phra Sri Sakayamuni (or pronounced as Si-Sak-kaya-mu-nee or Sisakayamunee) Buddha image in the temple. To amulets collectors, Phra Kring from Wat Suthat has its magical appeal. This temple is located at Bamrungmuang Road, centre of Bangkok Metropolitan where sometimes locals called it as Krung Ratanakosin. It is actually not too far away from other tourist hot spots such as the Grand Royal Palace, National Museum etc. and within the few square kilometres, you can find the other temples of similar scales or interest such as Wat Boworniweithviharn, Wat Thepthidaram, Wat Mahannopphram, Wat Mahadhat, Wat Phra Chetuphon (Wat Pho), Wat Arun, Wat Rachapradit etc. Wat Suthat was constructed in 1807 A.D. after the 27th anniversary of the founding of Bangkok by King Rama 1, the ruler of Ratanakosin. Over the last two hundred years, it has survived the test of time and overall, it is very well managed and maintained. There are many structures and artifacts in this temples which have been renovated, preserved, conserved and the sacred site is like acting as a centre for Buddhist study and dissemination. Wat Suthat also has other names such as being referred as Wat Maha Suthra Wad, Wat Suthat Thep Tharam, Wat Phra Toe or Phra Yai etc. A few of these names were given by the previous Thai King as its strategic center location in Bangkok resembles Suthat Sana Nakhon, a city located on the Mount Sumeru, the center of the universe, where Indra is dwelling and the given names simple implicates the temple is centered as the nucleus of all the good things for the Thai Kingdom that the King wished to rebuilt the brilliance of Ayutthaya, former capital city that capitulated and ruined by the invading of Burmese in 1767. There is a very prominent structure that some termed it as a Swing, it was believed to be constructed in 1784 that locates mid between the busy traffic at front of the main entrance to Wat Suthat. The entire temple compound covering 45,000 square metres. Within, it has many interesting architectural, sculptural, and visual highlights reflective of original Thai Buddhism theme and philosophy.

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