The Standing Buddha at Wat Indrawihan

Wat Intharawihan, also known as the Temple of the Standing Buddha is on Wisut Kasat Road on the northern edge of Banglamphu in Bangkok, Thailand.

This temple is known for a huge standing Buddha image called Luang Pho To. The gold Buddha image towers 100 feet in the air. It’s over 10 meters wide and was constructed in the reign of King Rama IV.

I wasn’t overly impressed with the Standing Buddha. There are far more beautiful temples to visit in Bangkok. This temple is nice because you don’t have to deal with crowds, but you’ll want to make sure you go in the morning. We went in the afternoon and we could barely look at it because the sun was at its highest.

Offerings of jasmine can be purchased from local vendors within the temple grounds.

Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian expat who has been living abroad in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. My husband and I have owned our own business in Taiwan since 2012. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to several publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. Follow Carrie on on Twitter @globetrotteri or on Instagram at

2 thoughts on “The Standing Buddha at Wat Indrawihan


    (July 29, 2007 - 4:51 pm)

    I like places off the beaten path. There is a small folk temple I visit that is without hordes of tourists. It’s a quiet place to reflect.

    Great shot, the second one, of the Standing Buddha.


    (July 31, 2007 - 12:26 am)

    Wow!! That’s a GIANT statue!! Looks splendid. And I want to smell the flowers:) Your blog is very versatile and well organized. Really luvvvvvv it…

    I’ve started another blog: , a video and story blog. if you have stories you can share (provided you’re interested). I want this to be a numero uno travel blog, so that I can raise money and support the world food program!!

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