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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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World's only Golden Buddha

Wat Traimit has undergone massive renovations and the Golden Buddha is now at the top level. Certainly befitting its status as the Buddha and also allowing visitors a view of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Want to see a gold Buddha worth about 200 million usd, then go....about the complex nothing much else to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Wat Traimit has undergone massive renovations and the Golden Buddha is now at the top level. Certainly befitting its status as the Buddha and also allowing visitors a view of Chinatown. It now includes a museum which tells the story of how the Golden Buddha was commissioned and how it was discovered. At the street level, is a restaurant which... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The place was surrounded with many street vendors which was a little disturbing. The facility include was great and the status of the golden Buddha was magnificent. There are several other places aroudn the grounds and every one of those had a unique feature. We even lost our way within the premises. Really do recommend to visit this place irrespective... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Temple of the Golden Buddha is a small but interesting temple in the middle of Bangkok. It is not the best temple to visit, but beautiful and its location next to Chinatown makes a great combination tour. Dress appropriately, no shorts/short shirts. Also don't forget to visit the Chinese museum located just below the temple.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Having never been to Thailand before, I loved seeing all of the Buddhist temples. This one was just as beautiful as others! Always be aware that you have to have your shoulders covered, and wear something longer than your knees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Very busy with tourists, but queues moved quickly. We had a private guide and I am not sure this was better than a good written quide.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is the famous temple to visit, no doubt about it. But they renovate the whole area so the old charm has gone. There are many temples in Bangkok that worth visit more than this one. For example, Wat Pho, Temple of the Dawn, Temple of the Emerald buddha, Wat ..... and the list goes on ....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is one of the top temples to see in Bangkok. It is beautiful and very well maintained. It is a popular tourist attraction and can get crowded. Men are not allowed to wear shorts and if you are wearing them, you can either buy or rent pants outside of the temple. Women cannot show any part of their exposed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

It was hot, humid, and the end of a long day for my wife and me. But when we got inside this temple did not disappoint. I judge my experience here that even though I was tired and felt gross, those feelings disappeared as we enjoyed what was inside. There are also some cool streets to explore right by the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

I first visited this place thirty three years ago and then visited it again.This is a popular tourist destination in Bangkok and the statue of the golden Buddha is the main attraction for the tourists and the Buddhists. Dr.Javed Rasheed

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Address: 661 Chaoren Krung Road | Talad Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 2 225 9775
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok

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