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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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Phone Number: +66 2 225 9775
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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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After 6 temples you would think we would be no longer impressed by the other, but we still were. Again the beauty and marvel blew us away. The temple in itself is relatively... read more

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the classic temples in Bangkok, but I would dare to say that is it 'visitable' if you have time enough in the city, if not, do not leave other places to visit it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After 6 temples you would think we would be no longer impressed by the other, but we still were. Again the beauty and marvel blew us away. The temple in itself is relatively simple compared to the others but the Golden Buddha is worth the trip. This temple is located near China town where you can find plenty of delicious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing temple with an enormous Golden Buddha. It is interesting to hear the history of this Buddha and how it was hidden away for many years to keep it safe and for a long time people didn't realise it was made of gold. We visited after a walk through China Town after disembarking the Chao Praya express boat. Worth a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Honestly, I wasn't expecting much: just a big, golden statue of Buddha. But damn, I was so wrong. The climb up costs 40 THB and takes a few minutes. Once you're up, you go inside a grand room with the statue right in the middle. As first impressions go, it's impressive, but as you go inside, it becomes amazing. It's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Like every traveller we all do our feedback in bulk so it gets really hard to decide what star value to attach to it allowing other travellers an insight into whether to go or not. To be honest stars are meaningless although stars do push attractions higher up the leader board. It's worthwhile 10 mins of your time as at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This, and all temples in Bangkok, are worth a visit, at least once every two or three years! There are too many to review here, but any serious tourist needs to see at least three or four, sit quietly in the temple or under a tree on the grounds, and just feel the place. One excellent wat, with a remarkable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't miss it, this will be included in a most of the trips as a complimentary place to visit. Good place to get a view of the city too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our first temple of our trip and a very impressive experience. I would love to have seen them move it from the previous adjoining site. Glad we went with a guide who gave us a great deal of background information we might otherwise have missed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You should visit this place when you are in Bangkok. It contains a huge Golden Buddha inside. It is also near Bangkok's Chinatown so you can visit it after coming here. Note that selfie sticks are not allowed to be used inside the premises. You also need to remove your shoes before entering as this is a Sacred place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this temple is quite simple comparing to the others. but the Buddha statue is amazing. I came in the weekend, and the place is full with tourist. you should come earlier if wanted better pictures.

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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.