The marvellous Sumeru temple guarded by a giant fish

Located in bustling Bangkok, Thailand, Sumeru Temple possesses a mysterious and serene beauty.


Located in the Ancient City in the village of Tambon Bang Pu Mai, about 30km away from Bangkok, the Sumeru temple leaves visitors mesmerised due to its amazing, peaceful beauty.

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | The marvellous Sumeru temple guarded by a giant fish

The most interesting aspect of this unique temple is the giant Anondha fish that surrounds the temple almost as if its banishing any bad omens or threats. Amidst the lake, the Sumeru temple guarded by a giant fish boasts an imposing charm. To take a stroll around here, visitors will have to traverse a winding bridge that cuts through the magnificent surrounding scenery.

On entering the charming Sumeru temple, visitors will be mesmerised and overwhelmed by its sophisticated architectural style that encompasses distinctive Thai culture. It is undeniable that thanks to this unique structure, this picture-perfect spot is becoming increasingly popular and is attracting a large number of tourists. The temple provides endless inspiration for photographers to capture an array of stunning shots.

In addition to taking a stroll around the Sumeru temple, visitors could also opt for a meander through Ancient City, also known as “Little Thailand”. Constructed on a vast land stretching for about 97 hectares, the area attracts tourists not only due to its ornate monuments, architectural masterpieces, imposing statues and magnificent temples but also because of its rich Thai culture and history.

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | The marvellous Sumeru temple guarded by a giant fish

The Ancient City is a huge village, so visitors should set aside around 3-4 hours in order to visit the area and the Sumeru temple. The best time for a wander around the Sumeru temple is from October to April. Thanks to the cool and dry weather during this time, visitors can easily explore and experience the unique Thai culture.

Sumeru Temple – Ancient City

Address: Ancient City (Mueang Boran) – 296/1 Sukhumvit Road, Bangpoo Subdistrict, Samut Prakan, Thailand.

Opening hours: 9am – 7pm

Admission fee: THB750 (approximately VND530,000 including bicycle rental)

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