Wat Suthat is one of the oldest in Bangkok, and instantly recognizable from the roof architecture which is similar to that of the Grand Palace.
This is very much the heart of old Bangkok, near the Chinatown district and the National Monument.
Inside the temple there is one of Bangkok’s finest Buddha images. The main Buddha image, Phra Si Sakayamuni was orginally cast in the Sukhothai period (1238-1438 A.D.)
Eight-metres tall, on a six-metre pedestal, the image is the largest bronze-cast one in the kingdom and considered one of the most beautiful Buddha images in Thailand.
Another fine feature on the outer walls of the temple are the wall paintings or frescoes, regarded as some of the best in Thailand.