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Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)

Address: 661 Chaoren Krung Road | Talad Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 2 225 9775
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Ranked #13 of 248 Attractions in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This highly revered temple contains the Golden Image Buddha, which is made of solid gold and weighs...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Though it isn't as famous as the other temples, the golden buddha statue is quite impressive. The temple itself eludes a very calming feeling and is worth visiting. Quite close to Chinatown which is also quite famous.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This was my favourite of all the temples we visited in Bangkok. It has an interesting history which our well informed guide was able to tell us all about - the Buddha was 800 years old but ahd not always been on that site, it was moved around several times and had to be taken to pieces to be moved.

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Daegu, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We were first shown the temple during a night walk around Chinatown, and came back to take pictures of the golden Buddha statue. I was not prepared for the enormity of it, it is utterly amazing, better than the grand palace or emerald Buddha statue.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Miss this only if you are short on time and cant decide whether it is the Reclining Buddha or the Golden. We were short on time and yet decided to check this temple out. I found it quite commercial and lacked the spirituality and splendour of the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. The Gold Statue is no doubt a sight... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A very different temple to visit in Bangkok.The temple itself looks like a white mountain with lots of steps but is well worth a visit to see the Golden Buddha marvel. An interesting story about its discovery so allow time for visiting the exhibition. There was some refurbishment taking place when we visited (Jan 2015) so had to walk around... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was the first Wat that my family and I visited in Bangkok. We just didn't get much out of the experience. We recently went to Wat Pho and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It is truly amazing and has so much more to see. Unless, you have a deep desire to see the largest solid gold Buddha, we recommend you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Just beautiful and read about the history of this statue to better understand what you are looking at. Near Chinatown so you can walk over for a great lunch or shop. Very impressive Wat.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

One of the nicest temples in bkk ,it's a must see ,have been there a couple of times ,must go temple

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Visited this temple of Buddha in Bangkok abut two years back. It was a marvelous piece of work and the feeling you get in there is remarkable. Although our religion may be different but you get a special feeling when visit a temple of Buddha. Bangkok is full of Buddha temples. The most famous being the reclining Buddha, where Buddha... More 

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Khon Kaen, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Being a major attraction it can be very busy here but even so it is more than worth the visit. The Buddha is an unforgettable sight, transport to and from the site can be difficult as there is no major Skytrain station for some distance but Bangkok taxis are by and large good value for money

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