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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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This is another beautiful temple in the city. The Golden Buddha is majestic. Dress codes are applicable here.

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Guwahati, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is another beautiful temple in the city. The Golden Buddha is majestic. Dress codes are applicable here.

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notts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting sight to visit. It was quite busy when were were there, but we still saw everything comfortably. Be sure to have the proper attire, as women need more that a shawl. These can be borrowed from the visitor office, but there was a long queue. shawl for

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see and a highlight of my trip to city attractions. To be able to view the Buddha up so close was incredible. With 5.5 tonnes of gold that makes up this impressive Buddha. I went on an E.T.E Tour. Recommend these guys to everyone and a must see - Golden Buddha!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just another wat, quickly seen, beautiful, not as big as other temples since it is in the middle of the town but if you're nearby go see it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A must visit to get the taste of local buddhist culture. You need to be adequately dressed. Its a must visit tourist spot since the temple has an amazinf architecture and well maintained.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this venue on an off chance. It costs 40 Bhat to enter the temple (120 bhat for temple and exhibition) and you must be decently dressed to enter. The temple itself is beautiful to look at very delicately decorated. I must warn that those who have mobility issues or a fear of heights may not find this temple... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very well maintained and close to the Metro Station - worth a visit. Ticket prices for entry are quite cheap.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not as crowded as some sights this really is an awe inspiring gem A beautiful Buddha with a fascinating story Lovely to see the local devotion to this beautiful sight

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is the pagoda for people thai go to pray only and all the monk staying inside ,we had been take the photo only .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been told that this statue is made out of 5.5 T of pure gold! Very neat and clean surroundings. Very good traffic management. There is a lift available for those who likes to avoid steep stairs. There are money exchangers within the complex and offer better exchange rates. Video shooting is not allowed within the temple.

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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.
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