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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 amazing temple located high above the ground requiring a ten minute hike up a couple of hundred stairs. Offers great views of the palace and surrounding area.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This amazing temple located high above the ground requiring a ten minute hike up a couple of hundred stairs. Offers great views of the palace and surrounding area.

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After viewing the grand palace and the reclining Buddha this is not worth the visit. It is one too many Buddhas to see. The reclining Buddha is a must see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is a great place and you can see a 2-3 Meyers tall Buddha in gold. We were there before we saw the lying Buddha so we had not comparison.

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Malcesine, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Wat Traimit can be found at the edge of Chinatown. It's not a primal aim for tourists in Bangkok, but even that cannot hold back the many busses with tourists going there day by day, mostly connected to a Chinatown-Day-Tour. If you want this place "all for yourself" you should do it in the morning at opening time. In... More 

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Bangkok and Thailand are so full of Buddha temples that you can soon lose track of which you've visited and which of them you haven't. Most temples are similar too. This one has a golden statue of The Buddha right on the middle and to reach this, you'll have to climb two floors. After seeing more temples earlier, all I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pure gold statue of budha inside the Temple . Musuem inside depicts the story of making and discovery of this sturcure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the temple although it is not the most impressive one in Bangkok but temples stay interesting, not only to watch the temple but also watching what goes on...There were people that put shoes in the wrong place in the guard threw them over the edge of the temple...individual shoes on opposite sites! Nothing to be afraid of if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I would add this to your list of temples to visit. Take time to go to the museum, it is included in the ticket, to get the idea of how the Golden Buddha was discovered and transferred. Children have free admission! Yay! This Buddha is amazing and you can actually get up close. This is a smaller temple, might want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was one of our first tour of tours, the temple was for me amazing, looking at that Buddha sitting there in all that gold, I could of looked at it all day, I just love anything that has to do with Buddhas

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we entered the temple by 2 and then with our guide by 1200Bht (600 per pax) which is i think too pricey just to view the Golden Buddha. The view on top was nice and the Golden Buddha too. still worth an experience

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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.