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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 #12 of 265 attractions in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Aldershot, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I stumbled upon this whilst heading into Chinatown. It was worth popping in on my way but I would not go just to see this on its own.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

cheap price $5.00 to see the golden buddha. outside architecture is impressive. small area to view. u gotta see, but maybe purchasing postcard would have sufficed.

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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Nice temple. Again clean and neat. Lot places to take picture. The flower decoration was very details and unique.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Take the river ferry and double the pleasure of this cultural experience. Agree it is commercialized but we found much of Bangkok and the tourist areas (we also stayed in Koh a Samui) like that. Cheap to get into compared to a North American sites. We zenned-out during our visit which was a nice spiritual break in the chaos that... More

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Taytay, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The place is very peaceful and the place is indeed magnificent. It is worth the visit. Even if I am not buddhist I surely appreciate the place and would recommend.

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Lake Munmorah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Wonderful attraction, we went with a small group (3) & a guide named William, who gave us the history and facts about how they found Buddha and the Temple. I recommend this highly! Very impressive & could not get over the fine hand painted walls & ceiling.

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I am totally amazed by design and the interior. Unlike grand palace it wont charge you high to see lord buddha.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Temple is peaceful and the statue of Buddha is quite magnificent mainly because it is of gold. It is huge and I wonder if the devotees really come to worship the god or the gold ?? well it depends on your faith but yes whatever it is it will surely compel you to admire and come again :) Tip:- Thailand... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have been regular visitors before the massive renovation. We are sure that the current Buddha statue looks different from the original. Post - renovation this temple has sadly been transformed into a tourist attraction with locals trying their very best to relieve tourists of some money.The serenity of this temple has been sacrificed for commercial purposes. We have since... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Have been here a couple of times last time July 2013 and each time I can't work out if it's the sacred Buddha that impresses me or all that Gold. The statue is large in a small temple. They found it by chance and it was covered in clay to disguise it - only when cleaning it did they discover... More

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