The Wat is at the northern edge of the Banglamphu area of Phra Nakhon, Bangkok. Access to the temple is by boat along the Chao Praya River close to Thanin Wisut Kasat.
The Wat’s main architectural depiction is a 32 meters (105 ft) high, 10 meters (33 ft) wide standing statue referred to as Luang Pho To or “Phra Si Ariyamettrai”. Building the Buddha statue was started in 1867 and it took sixty more years to complete it in 1927.
The topknot, called ushnisha, of the Buddha statue, contains a relic of Gautama Buddha that was given as a gift by the Government of Sri Lanka. The enshrinement of the relic in the ushnisha was done by Prince Vajiralongkorn, the knot was placed in 1978.
Photo by: Aimaimyi