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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 266 Attractions in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I stay in Bangkok each year for a few months. I always visit here a few times. The Monks are very nice, they always teach me something new. The Image is stunning in gold at the top of the Location. They have redone the lower level temple and I am exited to see it in late 2014. Visit the gift... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Visited Wat Traimit, temple of the Golden Buddha, during our recent trip to Bangkok. Wat Traimit is a 3-storey temple, the lower floors houses some exhibits. It takes a flight of stairs to the 3rd floor, while the Golden Buddha is. The entrance fees is THB 40 per person. Nice, peaceful and pious atmosphere inside the temple, but beside the... More

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Pacific Pines, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I thought this was a lovely place to go and it is a lovely Budda but I was all budda out in the end ..

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Imagine a lot of gold, then imagine some more gold and then you get an idea of this statue. Its 5.5 tons of solid gold. There are quite a few stairs to reach the top where the statue is. The temple is located in Chinatown. Its a 3 story building and the temple is at the top. The lower 2... More

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Chennai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The temple structure is really nice however there is nothing special to this other than the fact the entire Bhuddha statue is made of gold.

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Krnov, Moravskoslezsky Kraj, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Wat Traimit is charming place, located at the end of Chinatown's Yaowarat Road, just a few mins of walk from Hualampong Railway Station. The main attraction is the world's largest massive gold seated Buddha measuring nearly five metres in height and weighing five and a half tons. The history says the statue was disguised from invading armies by a covering... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

I highly recommend this side trip to see this 5ton gold Buddha. Bring a camera and have some respect and wear pants!!! Not shorts! (I seen 2 backpackers try to get in wearing short shorts) they will provide a too to wear but have respect for the Buddha and the country. Great place and expect ALOT of tourists like yourself.

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was a very amazing Buddha. Wow that is a lot of gold. We thought it was great. We would recommend having a look!

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very nice wat,you can go along the river and check all the war you want,very relax on the river,amazing city with amazing wats,

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The place is always packed with visitors and worshipers alike. Everybody is required to dress appropriately and will have to go barefoot to enter the temple. One of the temple is under repair though so there is just one building you can go in to. To avoid heat exhaustion, visit the temple a bit early in the morning because it... More

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