Wat Suthat Thepwararam is a royal principal temple originally called “Wat Maha Suthawas” toward the end of King Rama I’s reign. Phra Sri Sakayamuni, a Buddha image from Sukhothai from Wat Mahatat was housed in this temple. When the construction was completed in 1847, during the reign of King Rama III, it was renamed as “Wat Suajesty.
• The Wihan houses Phra Sri Sakayamuni as the principal Sukhothai Buddha bronze image in the Subduing Mara posture.
• Around the Wihan is a selection of 28 Chinese chedis on a 6-tiered base representing the 28 Lord Buddha incarnations.
• The Ubosot, which is quoted as the longest of its kind in Thailand, houses Phra Puttha Trilokkachet as the principal Buddha image in the Subduing Mara posture, larger than other Buddha images cast during the Rattanakosin period.
• Superb murals in the main chapel the same as the Santa Maria delle Grazie which is acclaimed for its frescoed paintings of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper.
• The temple hall of religious instruction contains Phra Puttha Setthamuni as the principal Buddha image, cast with bronze and covered with opium cases seized in 1839, in the reign of King Rama III.
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