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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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Superb place to feel enlightened. The buddha temple was extremely architectural . The monks offer us blessings. Appreciate the strict dress code enforced even on tourists

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Superb place to feel enlightened. The buddha temple was extremely architectural . The monks offer us blessings. Appreciate the strict dress code enforced even on tourists

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

No doubt, this place is absolutely worth to visit. I was stunned by the history of how people in the old days figured out the Golden Buddha by chance. The hidden secret was finally discovered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The Buddah image itself was my favorite Buddah image of the trip. It's not the biggest, but i did find it the most beautiful. The museum exhibits are excellent! Some of the others i could have done without, but the exhibits at Wat Traimit were fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The Buddha is small compared to others. It is made of solid gold, 5 tons of it. You can take pictures and some worship. You need to take your shoes off to enter and women need to be somewhat covered with at least short sleeve shirts and knee length pants or skirts.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Solid gold Buddha, serene surroundings. You can sit and pray, tourists come and go and nobody makes a noise, very calming. Photos allowed, lovely experience. The statue is on the 4th floor with steps to climb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

5500 KG golden Buddha , unbelievable . This was under a plaster , so was not stolen. It was identified as golden once broken while shifting.

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Chonburi Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Never seen so much gold all together, impressive to think Thailand is so rich in gold. Entrance is convininent at 40 bht per head and it is worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

this Buddha is in a small building compared to other major sites. it was nice to just sit and let your mind wrap around all that gold that is just sitting there. There is a monk that is there and he will give you a blessing also. Be sure to buy one of the amulets that are there beside him.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Photos are allowed at this site, and it is amazing to think how expensive this solid gold buddha is. There's not a lot more to see at this temple other than the buddha itself, and there's a good few stairs to climb. Like many other places, don't forget to cover legs and shoulders.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I was mesmerized by the sheer size and weight of such a huge piece of Gold on a buddha statue! A must see in Bangkok to believe it.

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