Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)

Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)

Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Address
Neighborhood: Rattanakosin (Bangkok Old City)
How to get there
  • Hua Lamphong • 5 min walk
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  • Wikumj
    Bromley, United Kingdom356 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not essential but worth dropping by if in the area
    I wouldn't say this is essential if you've doing the other major temples in Bangkok. It is nearby Chinatown so you could pair it with a visit there if you have the time, but it's not essential. There is a solid gold buddha inside the temple which is the distinguishing feature
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 3, 2023
  • keith y
    Wigginton, United Kingdom39 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Golden Budha visit
    Getting to the temple is straightforward. I used the MRT and got off at Hua Lamphong station exit 1 which took you out opposite the rail station and a junction. I must have had the look off a confused tourist as an elderly fruit seller pointed in the direction of what I assumed was the temple. After buying some fruit I wandered off in that direction and after 5-6 minutes the temple appears out of nowhere. It does appear lost in its position. The ticket booth is set off to the right hand side and after paying the 100 baht ( for which I would have been happy paying more), I wandered to the bottom of the stairs past a gazebo abbled to show your tickets , but no staff were present. After walking up the stairs with clearly labeled directions I reached the top where there are ample racks to take off your footwear. There was a lift for the less mobile. I was there mid afternoon, and although hot and humid, it was not very busy. You are able to walk round the Budha to appreciate it from all sides but I still could not comprehend it was solid gold. All together an interesting visit that you should allow 30-60 minutes to appreciate the site.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 24, 2024
  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, United Kingdom185,037 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge Statue of Buddha Made of Gold
    This temple is most famous for housing a solid gold statue of Buddha in meditation and calling the earth to witness. The statue is thought to have been created an incredible 600 years ago during the Sukhothai Dynasty. You have to climb about 3 storeys to see the sanctum, but it’s worth it.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 12, 2024
  • Balasubramanian R
    Chennai (Madras), India806 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bangkok Golden Buddha
    Temple of the Golden Buddha (wat traimit) is one of the tourist attraction in Bangkok city. It is located in the busy area of the city. The seated Buddha is made of Gold made of about 5.5 tons of gold and it is located in Wat Traimit temple.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 12, 2024
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Renu R
Bengaluru, India12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
Average and a commercial Buddha Temple. One can totally give it a pass. There is entry ticket for all visitors and only female are insisted to cover their sleeves and below their knee. Men can wear shorts. Scarfs can be rented to cover hand and knee at 100THB. Having visited many monasteries in India (Tawang, the largest in India) and Bylakuppe this is a very ordinary and average visit!
Written September 4, 2022
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theharrogatelady
Harrogate, UK1,648 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Yet another stunning temple in Bangkok. We were so lucky to visit in February with stunning sunny bright blue sky which brings all the gold leaf and the glitz of this temple to light. Enjoy the culture.
Written February 28, 2020
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BarryC11
Cannock, UK261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
A major highlight in Bangkok. We pre-booked this through TUI tours, and had our own private guide that also took us to the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, and the Marble Buddha.
The Golden Buddha is an absolute must to see, and to hear the history of.
We were there very early in the morning, about 8am, so we escaped the heat, and I imagine it would also get very busy later as the morning goes on.
A must see.
Written February 2, 2020
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Frank D
Slidell, LA1,361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
The Golden Buddha is solid gold and about 5 1/2 tons worth something in excess of $38,000,000. It's on the 4th floor of a large shrine and the ceilings are tall. I think Buddha helped me make that climb... it took a little while though.

Very long ago the Buddha was covered in plaster to disguise it from an enemy then invading Thailand.

In the 1930s the temple where it was residing was abandoned and Buddha along with it - temporarily. After moving the Buddha to a new home it was later discovered, in 1955, that there was a golden treasure beneath the plaster.
Written December 21, 2021
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Ann-Marie G
114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This beautiful temple is outside the tourist circuit. We actually discovered it by accident. As a matter of fact we were the only tourists here. There were many monks studying and attending classes. The architecture is impressive and one truly enjoy the silent and beauty of the place without any tourists.
Written January 20, 2020
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LadyNakMuay
Boston, MA158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I have been to Bangkok 7 times prior and had never visited this temple. What a shame! How beautiful. I read a bunch about it on my way there on the train, to sum up what I’ve learned:

You can’t get there by BTS but can’t take the subway to Hua Lampong station and it’s a quick walk from there. It cost only 40THB to enter the top floor and see the Golden Buddha. There are 2 floors below with a museum of sorts about the history of China Town (this temple is located there) and a souvenir shop.
The temple grounds are beautiful and the Buddha itself is breathtaking! I will absolutely visit again.
Written February 16, 2020
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David
Lille, France1,815 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
A 37.1 million dollar statue In the middle of bustling Chinatown. And that's on 2003 values....

Fascinating to think that for hundreds of years it was covered in plaster in a minor pagoda to hide its true value from invaders.

The Temple building itself was built to house the statue and was unveiled in 2010.

The museum about the state's origins provides an understanding of how such statues are made, albeit it is currently undergoing some renovation.
Written July 20, 2022
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jwgbusiness
Thornhill, Canada145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This temple is an example of the large buddhist population in Thailand. There are stairs to climb and I am not sure if it is wheelchair accessible. The buddhas (2 of them) are very large based on conventional sizes. The gold buddha is estimated to weigh 5.5 tonnes of gold. The temple housing the buddhas are stunning in their architecture. I would visit again.
Written February 7, 2020
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Jalpesh Rojasara
Ahmedabad, India199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Entry fee 200 bath per person for non thai. 4 floors total. Top floor has gold ideol made of purest form of gold. 2nd and 3rd floor has museum and art gallery. Approximately 1 to 2 hr for cover all floors. You can take photos. Good place and friendly staff.
Written October 29, 2022
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Abovetheclouds
1,988 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Solo
My fourth time to Bangkok but first time here. Loved it. Near Chinatown so combine it if you are in the area. Really nice. Hardly any tourists but there were quite a few locals and it was nice to observe them doing their rituals. The climb to the top is easy but in the heat, it was tough. Dress respectfully
Written January 10, 2022
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