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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

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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The Buddha is spectacularly casted

Bangkok has so many things to see, but a visit to see this golden Buddha should be on everyone bucket list. You must dress properly if you want to go inside.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Bangkok has so many things to see, but a visit to see this golden Buddha should be on everyone bucket list. You must dress properly if you want to go inside.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wat Traimit is a beautiful place to see in Bangkok. After many other temples I still think this is one of the most beautiful. Do not forget to wear proper clothes (long skirt and something with sleeves) and try to come in the morning as there are not too many people early in the day.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was a great experience for the sake of taking pics, but after the pic there isn't much else to do. I was with a tour group so found myself waiting on the bench for everyone to finish. Of course its very hot and not many shaded areas so wear a hat. Also I heard the PA system say to beware... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wat Traimitr is famous for many things. Of course the highlight is the largest Golden Buddha, to which you need to climb stairs. But don't worry, There is an elevator for tourist. But you won't be allowed to use it in case there is a ceremony as it is located in the ceremonial room. But the stairs are not too... More 

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Panjim, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

definitely a must visit site.centrally located,crowded.huge gold budha. the architecture is very nice

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Coral Springs, Florida
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Like we said. We loved Thailand, so all we said is good things about it. This temple is impressive, the golden Buddha is stunning which so much history. This place has three floors which you have to pay per each. We always travel "low Cost" so we decided to visit the Golden Buddha's floor and it was breath taking. Lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were taken to golden Buddha temple by a dubious tuk tuk, but it was free entry and worth a wonder around to see the massive golden Buddha. Particularly good photos near sunset. Be careful of the many scam artists in the area. Thai people do not naturally talk to you and avoid being sold anything - walk away and... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very busy temple with many tourists and followers wanting to cast their eyes on such a magnificent statue of Buddha . We were in a tour group so our guide bought the tickets (allows you to visit the museum, Buddha statue itself is free she told us). Men and women need to have their shoulders covered so... More 

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Sangli, India
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A high well furnished and looking simply best gold statue feeling very cool, blessed and best artwork

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As we happened to be in Chinatown, we stopped at Wat Traimit. The temple while not that remarkable houses the world's largest solid gold Buddha image. Steps lead up the four storey temple which also has an exhibition centre on the second and third floor.

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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.