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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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Went there to see the temple made put of gold. Beautiful history of the buddist religion. Just make sure your not wearing shorts or sleeveless or else they will give you clothes... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went there to see the temple made put of gold. Beautiful history of the buddist religion. Just make sure your not wearing shorts or sleeveless or else they will give you clothes to wear on top of it. It's too hot there so make sure you wear light clothes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are lucky enough to visit at the right time you may be able to see the local monks in prayer, the room of the gold Buddha is meticulously crafted, an absolute must see for any fan of architecture This is one temple you can do without a guide

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

At the outset, I must say that visiting temples/Churches/Religious sites can, after a while, become quite wearing. This was the Temple to visit (if you're going to view any (or just one) in Bangkok. Sorry to be such a philistine.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful temple no entrance fee here. Huge golden buddha seating statue is here. We can click photo but don't do shooting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely relaxing place to visit. Quite easy to find. The Buddha was interesting. Lots and lots of steps but a great view of the city once you get to the top.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't leave Bangkok without visiting the Golden Buddha, totally breathtaking and will defo be visiting it again when we return.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This centrally located attraction closes quite early so be sure to check their opening hours before you go. We have been a couple of times and it has never been that busy. The kids are amazed by this huge golden monument. Very friendly monks show you around and explain the history behind this site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was part of a guided tour and so glad it was, such an amazing place, the architecture is stunning all around the area, the golden Buddah is like nothing I have seen before and I would fully recommend seeing this attraction

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth a visit as the views of the city are great and obviously the temple itself is pretty impressive, especially if you're coming from a very different culture. It wasn't too crowded and didn't take too long to walk around. I'd recommend stopping here but make sure you don't listen to locals who say they'll take you here and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

went there with my family... a big place... nice and quiet place.... takes more time to explore the place....like half a day....great place to collect some historical info about Buddhist culture...

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