Visiting Wat Indharaviharn or the Big Buddha

Wat Indharaviharn or, as it’s sometimes known, Wat Intharawihan, or the Big Buddha, stands 32 metres high (105 ft.) It is also known as Luang Pho To and is located in Samsen Road in the Phra Nakhon area of Bangkok where we were staying.

Wat Indharaviharn

Building started in 1867 but took 60 more years to complete in 1927. The topnot, called Ushnisha, is said to contain a relic of Gautama Buddha that was given by the government of Sri Lanka.

I read that worshippers interestingly offer mackerel, a boiled egg and a garland of flowers which are placed at the foot of the Buddha image.

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