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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 #13 of 272 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lovely temple documenting and explaining the beginnings of Chinatown in Bangkok. Very good value money if you buy the Budda and Museum entrance together. Museum tastefully done with lots of information. Spent a good hour or so. Peaceful and interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

An elegant multilevel white and gold temple located at the very beginning of Yaowarat road, making it a perfect starting point for a Chinatown exploration. The main attraction on Wat Traimit is not only its beautiful architecture, but the immense buddha made of solid gold seated inside, the largest of this kind in the world. This five metres high, five... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed seeing this. Its pure gold and amazing! Great place to take pictures. One can easily see this, reclining buddha and grand palace all in same day

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This Buddha temple is located near China town.It is the world's largest solid gold statue, with a weight of 5.5 tons. The temple is situated at a height of about 150 mtrs. It is made in the Sukhothai Dynasty style of the 13th-14th centuries. The entry fee is about 40 baht & an additional 100 baht to visit the museum

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Of course, you should see this temple. It is another of the must-see locations in Bangkok. The story is very interesting too and I suggest you read about it in advance, or better, get a good guide like I had (see my other review).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

After our tour of Jim Thompson House, our next stop was the Temple of the Golden Buddha. The temple is located near one end of Chinatown and also within walking distance of the train station. Although the temple structure housing the Golden Buddha was built in February 2010, the actual Buddha statue was cast in the 13th century. The history... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Can be a little difficult to find but head for the huge china town gate and is just across the (busy)road. Pay for your ticket round the side of the temple complex, away from the road, and make your way to the top level for some great views of china town area.Put your shoes in one of the bags provided... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Wat Traimit is the temple of three friends and is so special because it is a temple built by the people for the community with a school attached. Beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Amazing! Definitely impressive. Need to definitely see this temple on your visit. No two temples are alike.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Bit off the beaten track, behind a train station, but worth a visit. Not as popular as the golden temple, but to see a solid gold Buddha is worth a trip.

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