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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
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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When I heard of the history on how the Golden Buddha came to be in this location I was spellbound. You need to dress appropriately when entering the temple.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Kuala Lumpur
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When I heard of the history on how the Golden Buddha came to be in this location I was spellbound. You need to dress appropriately when entering the temple.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the Wats or temples you must not miss in Bangcoc. Its a beatifull building that nest a giant golden statue of a lay-Buda.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thailand has approx 250 temples - you will struggle to get to them all, so it's important to narrow down your top few to see to save running around and missing the atmosphere of the city. I would certainly recommend this for its beauty and interest.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The grandeur of this Wat is off the map....and i have seen Wats in Cambodia and Myannmar but I have to say this is amazing. I kept saying to myself "Wat Next" this is as beautiful a religious site as exists in the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A Buddha with 5.5 tons of pure gold. Check out the history. It was accidentally discovered and is not an astounding Buddha. A must see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this temple 25 year ago during my honeymoon. Revisited this place on the first day of Chinese New Year 8th Feb 2016. Feeling very special on this occasion.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The main temple building has a few levels. The Golden Buddha is located on the top floor. There is also a museum about Thai Chinese history on the lower level. The items on display are very well presented and it allows me to have greater understanding of the Thai Chinese community.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Peaceful temple located high up on the top of a symmetrically designed beautiful temple. The statue itself has more of a platinum silver sort of finish - apparently so designed to prevent theft. A magnificent Buddha - said to be made of over 550 kgs of gold

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This temple houses the famous Golden Buddha which is three metres high,weighs 5 tons and is made of solid gold. Estimates put the current value at over 250 million dollars. Apparently it was covered in plaster for centuries to avoid capture until some fell off in 1955 when it was being moved and the gold was discovered. A good view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visiting many Buddha Shrines, and this was my favorite. There are steep steps to climb to reach the Buddha. The size of the Buddha, the story of how the pure gold Buddha was hidden in an outer coating and discovered by accident, and the beauty are all breathtaking!

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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.