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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 #12 of 259 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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

make sure you remember to take something to cover your shoulders if your a female. it can get very hot during the afternoon take some water

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Lovely cultural site, pay the extra or read up via lonely planet to understand the history of the site, best part is located close to the main markets in Chinatown. Please remember to exercise respect and cultural sensitivities and cover up to avoid offending Buddist traditions and Monks!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The back story about this Buddha is very interesting. I loved that this is a real temple with people coming to worship. The aura of the place will envelop you.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

It is so amazing, still crowded but so many people and coins of money. Buddha is very rich ...it is still amazing place to see. Recomend it

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This temple is not a place that I would suggest to visit unless you have a lot of time to spend in Bangkok. The price to visit it is relatively expensive compared to the other temples and you need to pay for each floor you want to visit (4 floors but I don’t remember the exact prices). On the top... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

You will be amazed by the golden Buddha statue. So nice and peace full. Absolutely love it. Ticket is required to purchase.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

we found this temple hard to find on our own so if you do wish to visit here, maybe a taxi, tour or tuktuk would be best? we got lost in Chinatown trying to find it which in itself was great fun albeit a very long, hot walk! The temple is beautiful but if you are on a limited timescale,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

What can I say- but wow. It doesn't matter how often I see this I am always glad I do. The colours, the Golden Budda and the size and the people around - incredible

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The temple was very pretty and the story of the Buddha was very interesting to the kids - they thought it was very cool that the buddha has been hidden in plaster and never discovered until it was acidentally dropped! Cool place and close to China Town to finish the day with a walk through the markets and dinner!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went there during the buddhist lent (Asalha Puja), the temple was a little crowed. I had a chance to pour hot wax to make big candles and in the process make some donation to support the school. The small school children calling out for people to participate in this activity were very cute! The chance to have a silent... More

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