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Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)

661 Chaoren Krung Road | Talad Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
+66 2 225 9775
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Ranked #11 of 261 attractions in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites
Description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

While in Bangkok you need to pace yourself on the temple visits. We visited 7 in one day and got a bit of "temple fever". But the Golden Buddha temple is definitely one of those you should try to get to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Huge Huge Huge Idol of Buddha in Gold. This makes once visit fruitful and ever lasting in its memories. This is absolutely a must visit temple in Bangkok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I had seen a lot of pictures but was blown away when we entered the small building. The intricate detail of the Buddha statue & the building itself was amazing. A great experience.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A very unique attraction that you would not see anywhere else in the world. Be careful the TukTuk drivers trying to rip you off. Try to visit with a thai guide, they are good with local informaiton and great for language difficulties.

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Talisay City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

You get what you expect here. It's physical value is $250M and it's really gold $.$. In the topmost floor, you can see the Golden Buddha sitting perfectly for just 40 baht (Exhibit costs 100 baht). We just came across this on our way on foot to Chinatown from Hua Lamphong MRT station. Before entering though, you need to take... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The sheer size of the Buddha, and the surrounding buildings. Beautiful. Shame about the pickpockets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The story that goes with it is excellent. Ladies you must cover your shoulders but you can rent a wrap for 20 baht from the ladies outside. Quite something and a must to see it Bangkok

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

I am buddist so I come here for religious reason and i love this place. A bit too crowded but nice architect!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Less crowded and much more enjoyable than the grand palace. Remember to wear 'respectable clothing' in Thai standards including covering shoulders and knees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Do yourself a favor and see this temple in the morning. It's cooler, and there were very few tourists and touts when I went. I was even able to catch a line of monks coming down the outer stairs of the temple. If you're a woman do yourself a second favor and buy one of those cheap sarongs everyone's selling... More

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