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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 #10 of 235 attractions in Bangkok
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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somerset, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Whilst in Bangkok on a 3 day visit we booked a trip with our rep for temple visits - one of which was the Golden Buddha - just amazing and definitely one to visit when in Bangkok

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

There is not much to see at this temple, except for the Golden Buddha. The Golden Buddha is huge and extraordinary. I stopped at this temple for probably 20 minutes and it was well worth it. If you have time I would recommend a short trip to this temple while you are in Bangkok.

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Buddha itself is quite extraordinary, although I am not convinced that it is a solid mass of gold of around 5 tonnes. Now that the new Wat for the Kings Birthday three years ago has been finished the site is extremely commercialised. The older, smaller, individual temples on the site are a much more authentic experience. That is where... More

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The whole temple is dazzling, but nothing comes near to eclipsing this beautiful golden image of the Buddha. Put it on your Must-Do list.

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Banbury, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We went here as part of a city and temples tour. Facinating place to see, would go with a guide as you may miss the meaning of what different things mean and details that arent obvious such as the hand painted walls made to look like wallpaper. You dont have to stay long but is interesting..

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Tulsa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This is the only thing to see at this temple. The structure is relatively new but certainly elaborate and intricately detailed. The Golden Buddha is huge and well worth seeing but seemed to be the only reason to stop here.

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Chadderton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Had a quick 1 hour visit here and it was really good and well worth the visit. As always ignore the guys outside telling you it's closed today as they just want to give you a taxi ride somewhere else. Nothing malicious as they just want a fare in their cabs or tuk tuks. No need to wear long pants... More

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Wat Traimit (or the one with the Golden Buddha) is located near Chinatown in Bangkok, and is famous housing the world’s largest golden statue, weighing in at 5.5 tonnes. The origins of this Buddha statue are unknown, although now they are a highlight for any backpacker’s itinerary while in the city. It will cost you 40Baht to see just the... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I saw this temple as part of a tour and was really glad I managed to see it. One thing that I didn't realise: In a temple you have to take off your shoes and socks before entering! I had no idea about this, therefore stupidly was wearing trainers and socks which meant a lot of faffing around, therefore I... More

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I was there during meal times and wasn't allowed much access. I was able to see the inside of the temple from a window and did manage to get some decent photos. There was a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide to show me around.

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