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Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)

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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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661 Chaoren Krung Road | Talad Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Chinatown / Yaowarat
+66 2 225 9775
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The temple of the Golden Buddha is nicely located and is place of attraction for all tourist. The shinning and big statue of Lord Buddha is worth-seeing. The arrangement provided to visit the temple is good.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 353scm
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed seeing the Golden Buddha and learning the history of it. It weighs 5.5 tons and the story behind it is so interesting. Even the high number of donation boxes is a little bit strange this temple is definitely a must see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank anspaul
Reviewed 2 days ago

You will be amazed by the story of this Buddha sculpture. I also did the donation and received a bunch of coins to drop into about fifty pots. Start meditating with the first dropped coin.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Elena J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Without visiting of this temple no once’s Thailand trip completed.. Very nice and old temple.. In my every visit to Thailand I visit this place.. just a small fees 40thb per person for admission.. Highly recommended.. I just post the importance of the temple brouchure...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank balu-sravani
Reviewed 3 days ago

This impressive Temple houses the famous Golden Buddha - not the usual bright gold or gold leaf that adorns so much around the City. This is a dark hue of gold, oxidised over the years. At the time of intense plundering across Thailand in days...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank drchristopherhertzog
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you can only do a city tour, this temple can be included in your itinerary. Not sure if this place is highly recommend though since it was an experience going up the stairs on a hot sunny day.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gibot143
Reviewed 3 days ago

Got there by public bus. Stay at China Town area that is very interesting to have a walk around. The temple itself is very beautiful and worth the visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ddiego1984
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not just another Buddha. You really need to slip your shoes off and experience this guy up close and personal. A true spiritual experience. 🙏🏽

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 543tfc
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An example of unnecessary embellishment. The buildings are beautiful but staff is not good. The Buddha statue is good enough without the (obviously untrue) claim that it's made of solid gold. There are two Buddhas of one which is clearly brass or bronze as it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jmaw90
Reviewed 4 days ago

ran into this by accident while walking through chinatown. great background story on how this statue was discovered.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Chua T
February 28, 2018|
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Response from 319nishants | Reviewed this property |
You can use exit 1. It walkable distance from there.
Dimple K
February 1, 2018|
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Response from RBan26 | Reviewed this property |
yes better to wear covered & decent dresses since it is a religious place.
November 2, 2017|
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Response from seanjin689 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Miss Nancy, you could take the MRT, go to the station “HUA LUM PHONG”, there also the BANGKOK RAILWAYS STATION, in the station have map to golden temple, or you can ask local people you want to go “WAT TRAI MIT”. You... More
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