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Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)

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Address: 661 Chaoren Krung Road | Talad Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
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This highly revered temple contains the Golden Image Buddha, which is made...

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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One of the most beautiful temple you'll ever see. Said to be made of pure gold the temple is a treat to the eyes.

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Gurgaon, India
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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the most beautiful temple you'll ever see. Said to be made of pure gold the temple is a treat to the eyes.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I am not really a fan of visiting temples but for the sake of educating our children to different cultures as part of our every travel as family i am inclined to go. This is one of the most if not the most famous temple that tourist can visit once in Bangkok.

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Thank Erwin T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a very beautiful place to visit in Bangkok actually it is a must do in Bangkok:) The architecture of the buildings are incredibly beautiful! Definitely we will visit again when we go back in Bangkok!

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Thank Florin E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We accidentally came across this temple on our way to Chinatown and we are glad we did! One of the top temples we visited in Bangkok. The temple grounds are small, so I recommend taking your time going through the exhibition before going straight to the Buddha to truly appreciate the experience.

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The main attraction here is a seated golden Buddha figure (40 baht for entry). It's about 15 feet high, and 12 feet across at the base, and made of solid gold. Weighing 5.5 tonnes and over 300 years old, it was only "discovered" in the 20th century, when it was dropped, damaging the earlier plaster covering and revealing the gold... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To reach this solid gold Buddha you will need to climb up four storeys of the temple. It's not a long way though. The temple is imposing and very striking. The path up is clearly shown and at the top level, as always, you will need to remove your hat and shoes to enter the temple. The interior is peaceful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very accessible location only a couple of blocks from our hotel. The whole atmosphere was typical Thailand and we really enjoyed the experience with being able to wander about and learn about the history of this attraction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure you take time to go to the exhibition and read about the history of the Buddha. It's a great story and also you learn a bit about the different artistic styles of representing the Buddha during different time periods.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I pray Buddha many times and it is special for me to be Wat Traimit. Important in my religion so am honored to pray here.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very impressive! The Statue is bigger than I thinked, photos don´t show the reall size. I really recomend, you must to see.

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Chinatown / Yaowarat
Better known as 'Yaowarat' among locals, Chinatown is Bangkok's bustling district that never sleeps. During the day, the main street and its small alleyways are filled with a vibrant mix of colours, scents and flavours coming from the roadside restaurants and all-day markets. The real action, however, happens after sunset. Surrounded by neon lights, Thais and tourists alike flock here around dinnertime to feast on some of the best street food in town. Escape the chaos by venturing a little further from the main road and discover hidden shrines, friendly locals and daily life in its purest form.
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