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Golden Image Buddha

Bangkok, Thailand (Old City)
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Ranked #83 of 235 attractions in Bangkok
Type: Religious Sites, Monuments/ Statues
Description: Considered one of the most valued treasures in Thailand, this 5 ½-ton Buddha is made of solid gold.
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Gwalior, India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

its worth a visit for some photos. nothing else.. made of pure gold as told by guide.. nothing else to see around

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Definitely a magnificent structure. Our tuk tuk driver took us on way back from another attraction and I think we actually arrived too late. Pro was there was noone else around. Con was we couldn't climb up and see the view which had been recommended. Make sure you go before we did (I think it maybe closes around 6). We... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

More of a local prayer temple than a tourist attraction. The Buddha was massive and very tall but not very impressive. Ok for a visit if you have lots of time

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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The Standing Golden Buddha in Bangkok is nice. If you are staying in Bangkok for 4+ days, go take a look. If not, there are many other attractions to see during your stay.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Needs to be visited to really appreciate the beauty and splendor of it all, It is something that I cannot express in words how beautiful it is, go Visit

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Yokosuka, Japan
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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

It is another buddha. If you enjoy seeing culture and monuments, then it is worth a few minutes of your time. It is very tall and gold.

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Surrey, England
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Nice stop off on our trip viewing lots of different Wats and temples, probably the favourite of the day.

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Bergen, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I've seen the golden buddha before, but went there with my friends. This time they had an exhibition about Thailands history in the floors beneath the buddha, which we found really interesting. The buddha itself is impressive, and the small exhibition that showed how they made it was really cool.

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rochester
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

May not be top of the must see's in Bangkok but a good one none the less. The Buddha really dwafts all around it. Very clean surrounding area with local's praying in the adjourning temples.

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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

Great place. Peaceful and culturally aware. We made donations to place messages to lost loved ones on the roof using their clay tiles. Beautiful golden oversized buddha. Worth a quick visit to marvel at the sheer size of it. Can see locals in prayer and experience the real reason for temples. Less commercial here. However, do your best to resist... More

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