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Temple of the Standing Buddha

Listed under Temples in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Although this temple is now hidden from the skyline behind the high buildings of Bangkok,it could once be seen from any point in the city. This 32-metre-high Buddha was built in a modern style during the 19th -century reign of King Rama IV in order to house relics from Sri Lanka.

As a popular place of homage for Thais, offerings are placed at the feet of the impressive Buddha. There is a staircase on the supporting structure that is sometimes open, offering visitors a chance to walk up to the temple's shoulders and see a nice view of the surrounding area.

The temple is open to the public and admission is free.

Wat Indrawiharn, where the statue stands, is also the site of an annual temple fair that takes place during the first ten days of March.

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