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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 2 days ago

In here, you can see the largest golden Buddha image in Thailand (which made from real gold during Ayutthaya period more than 200 years ago). It also has small museum on the first floor of the building, which basically tells the story of migrant Chinese...More

Thank peerapatp
Reviewed 3 days ago

Another wonderful temple that should not be missed. Amazing architecture, fabulous colours. Amazing.

Thank suenorfolk444
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve never quite seen something so outstanding you only spend a very short time at this particular temple but it will definitely leave a mark on you

Thank pallister101010
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visiting Golden Buddha is free but they state at the steps that you must purchase ticket. It’s tourist trap! Just go inside and enjoy the golden Buddha for free! Fan fact: did you know that at one point in its history the statue was covered...More

Thank hannahanuman
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful temple, with cheap admission fee. Though we went about 15 minutes before closing and we were let in for free because we had so little time. Definitely worth visiting!

Thank LEH1_11
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Today we had a private tour with Cindy - arrangements were made through Trip Advisor. Highly recommend hiring a guide (like Cindy) who easily shared her knowledge and life of living in Thailand and the spiritual life that is intrinsic to the Thai people.

Thank MelanieV415
Reviewed 1 week ago

its amazing, beautiful and cool too, if you visiting there please seat there for some time and feel the magic of Peace.

Thank Ashok P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the many excellent temples in Bangkok with plenty to see and photo ops to be had. A definite must visit while in the area.

Thank EricP278
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Considered one of the popular temple to go for tourists. With a high maybe 50m above pagoda, the temple has been one of the tourists attraction to visit. Located in old China town area & many shops & merchants in the neighborhood.

Thank ksw-notes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing place to visit. I was in awe of the Buddha, 5 tonnes of pure gold. When you see it for yourself, I think you will agree what an inspiring, remarkable and mind-blowing place this is.

Thank Sharrynej19
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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
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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 ChienHungC18 | 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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