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Wat Suthat (The Giant Swing)

Located on Bamrung Muang Road, this temple took 27 years to build. It is famous for the excellent murals in the main building from the reign of King Rama III ( 1824 -1851 ). The viharn should be seen for its collection of gilded Buddha images. The temple complex is open daily from 9am. - 5pm. In front of the temple is the famous Giant Swing. Many shops surrounding Wat Suthat stock a very comprehensive range of Buddhist ecclesiastic supplies.

 The National Theatre

Thailand's National Theatre is on Na Phra That Road next to the National Museum. Thai Classical dramas and other types of international arts are periodically staged here. Current programmes can be checked by telephoning the theatre ( 2241342 ) on weekdays between 8.30 am. and 4.30 pm. Special exhibition shows of Thai classical dancing and music are held on the last Friday and Saturday of each month, Please contact the theatre for details.

Information from : Guide to the Bangkok and attractions in & around Bangkok

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