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Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)

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Address: 661 Chaoren Krung Road | Talad Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 2 225 9775
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Description: This highly revered temple contains the Golden Image Buddha, which is made...
This highly revered temple contains the Golden Image Buddha, which is made of solid gold and weighs approximately 5 ½ tons.
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Wat Traimit Temple consists of 3 floors. First main entrance and beautiful Museum on Thai-Chinese culture. Second floor and exhibition and history of the making of the Golden... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Wat Traimit Temple consists of 3 floors. First main entrance and beautiful Museum on Thai-Chinese culture. Second floor and exhibition and history of the making of the Golden Buddah. Thirdly the Golden Buddah itself. A beautiful piece of Asian art/religion. 3.3 metres tall weight 5 tonnes. Very well presented and gave me an insight to things I didn't know. Very... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

A huge solid gold buddha awaited us as we entered Wat Traimit. After having already seen around 7-8 golden buddhas one would think it gets monotonous but seeing this behemoth structure was awe inspiring. Apart from its size, the intricacy and careful attention to detail shown by the craftsmen both on the statue and across all the carvings in the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

After seeing many Buddha figures covered in gold then seeing the Golden Buddha one has to stop and realize they are looking at a Buddha made of solid gold.

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Jakarta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Its an average temple, but the gold will shine your day. Its not a big place but you can calm down before yo go to Chinatown.

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Thailand is full of buddhas in all kinds of shapes, colours and sizes but nothing compares to this 15'9" 5.5 ton solid gold buddha. It's definitely breathtaking and also the largest Golden Buddha Image in the world. It was also interesting to learn that the buddha was completely covered in plaster to conceal it from enemy invasion and wasn't discovered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful temple with the attention to detail clear to all. This is a special place to visit and a must do on your list for Bangkok.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Wow. The largest solid gold Buddha. This is also included as part of the city and temples tour. It is the most amazing sights you will ever see in Bangkok.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This Buddha is made of solid gold and estimated to be worth £40m. The temple has a calm aura and is well worth a visit. You have to leave your shoes outside and cover your shoulders.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Fascinating that this 5.5ton solid gold Buddha is not on every tourist's must see list. It is located just off the edge of Chinatown, so a combined visit makes sense. We were fortunate that it was not too crowded. Take your time. Revel in watching and appreciating the worshippers, for it is still an active temple. Then marvel at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful place to visit if you enjoy temples. My husband and I enjoyed it but my son who is 15 didn't . It is a very lovely and spiritual place to visit.

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