Of the 31,000 temples that dot Bangkok’s cityscape, the Wat Suthat is one of the most impressive and one of the oldest temples in the city, and merits a visit on your next Thai sojourn.  You might also consider making your stay at one of the elegant luxury hotels Bangkok has to offer its corporate and leisure visitors, and a choice, convenient experience of a quality Bangkok hotel can be found at the Anantara Bangkok Sathorn. Known primarily for the giant red swing poised at the entrance that towers about the temple complex at 21.5 metres, the Wat Suthat is a must-visit site on any cultural tour of the city. With a majestic chapel that features a cathedral-high roof, visitors will marvel at the exquisite murals that decorate the interior walls as well as the stunning teakwood door panels that were lovingly crafted by hand. Await an experience of sumptuous architecture, an excellent complement to the Grand Palace located nearby, as well as the Wat Phra Kaew. The enclosed courtyard presents a majestic first impression, framed by 156 Buddha statues gracing the outer walls, flanked by four entry gates with exquisite, hand-carved detailing. The paintings within the interior chapel depict the previous incarnations of the Buddha, and employ a Western technique unique to Wat Suthat.