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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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nice temple but we were ripped off

we paid the entrance fees but were not told that the temple was closed. otherwise a nice place but the tourists should not be ripped off

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we paid the entrance fees but were not told that the temple was closed. otherwise a nice place but the tourists should not be ripped off

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well this temple is not in the same line as other Wats, but it is a must see from my experience. This has Golden buddha statue which looks magnificent. Reaching there: - Take orange boat to No.4 Marine Department - Walk or take a ride to the temple. We walked from Wat Pho through Little India and Chinatown. But if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty temple, liked the buddha as well. Took some time to find the ticket office. It was fun to see the schoolkids playing in the courtyard.

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Thank Julia S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a temple of Buddha where you will find the golden statue within the temple, you will defiantly enjoy going through the place and it is common tourist visit place comes in your day toor package, you may finish in less than 1 hour but you might have to take few steps along to climb.

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Thank Narendra M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ancient and very precious statue of Buddha 3,5meters high pure gold. Really worth to see this temple in chinatown

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The solid gold Buddha statue and the temple building itself are enough to make this a must-see in Bangkok. That being said, I really enjoyed the exhibitions on the lower levels. One level contains a museum of nearby Chinatown and was truly excellent with lots of interesting and professional exhibits and information. The other level contains some information on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interesting place to at least visit one temple. It's the closest to us, since we're staying at Silom. 40B for the entrance to fourth level.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went on Monday afternoon, expecting to be spend some time at this famous temple. Never expect the place was so so crowded as if like you walk in a night market. Tourists came in buses and the line is long to get in. Important note to take: Don't wear shorts or skirts which above the knee, or else you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very calm and amazing views, nice view of the city, met some locals that seems to have found the meaning of happiness in life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a must place to visit. It is incredible beautiful and interesting!. No matter if you are feeling tired or it is hot, it is worthy to visit it!

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Staying in Chinatown / Yaowarat

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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.