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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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Golden Buddha

Ancient and very precious statue of Buddha 3,5meters high pure gold. Really worth to see this temple in chinatown

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ancient and very precious statue of Buddha 3,5meters high pure gold. Really worth to see this temple in chinatown

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The solid gold Buddha statue and the temple building itself are enough to make this a must-see in Bangkok. That being said, I really enjoyed the exhibitions on the lower levels. One level contains a museum of nearby Chinatown and was truly excellent with lots of interesting and professional exhibits and information. The other level contains some information on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting place to at least visit one temple. It's the closest to us, since we're staying at Silom. 40B for the entrance to fourth level.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went on Monday afternoon, expecting to be spend some time at this famous temple. Never expect the place was so so crowded as if like you walk in a night market. Tourists came in buses and the line is long to get in. Important note to take: Don't wear shorts or skirts which above the knee, or else you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very calm and amazing views, nice view of the city, met some locals that seems to have found the meaning of happiness in life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a must place to visit. It is incredible beautiful and interesting!. No matter if you are feeling tired or it is hot, it is worthy to visit it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Golden Buddha is the world's largest solid gold statue, weights 5,5 tones. It is located in the temple of Wat Traimit. The entrance fee for the exhibition is 100 Bahts, and to see the statue 40 Bahts. Closes at 5pm, so get here early. The outside architecture is still very impressive. Easy walk from the Hua Lamphong BTS station or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited with my friend it was very impressive. However, it was to hot the day with get there. you need to bring some thing to drink if you go on a very hot day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

easy to get here by taxi, very beatiful place with amazing aura atmosfere. Better to go morning time , because very hot at day time. recomended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Best time : early winter, during less sunny hours. In temple behavior : maintain silence, dress modestly. No shorts, no sleeveless dresses. Wrap around a shawl if u r in shorts. Photos r allowed, selfies r considered disrespectful.

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Staying in Chinatown / Yaowarat

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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.