Before You Go
Before going to any of the temples, make sure to be dressed in an appropriate manner – no shorts and too revealing clothes. Consider the weather conditions – inside the temples may be cool and dry but there are plenty of attractions to see outside so mind the heat (or rain during wet season). My advice would be to start your temple sightseeing with Wat Intharawihan – it is quite smaller than the rest and is located in an easy location.
How to get to Wat Intharawihan
The temple is located on Thanon Wisut Kasat in Bangkok, close to the Rama VIII bridge crossing the Chao Phraya River.
You can either get there by metered taxi, tuk-tuk or Uber, or take a Chao Phraya express boat to Rama VIII pier, from where it is about 700 meters walk.
Admission and Opening Hours
Wat Intharawihan is open daily from 8:30 am until 8 pm. Admission is free of charge.
The 32 Meter tall standing Buddha
The massive standing Buddha which is called Luang Pho To or Phra Si Ariyametri dominates the area with its 32 meters height and 10 meters width. Other than the tall Buddha statue there is a temple and a Guanyin shrine, a female form of Avalokiteśvara, a bodhisattva of Mahayana Buddhism.