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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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Amazing cultural place.

You can't miss this place. Amazing area with temples, monuments, the buda. So much mystic history in the air. Next to the Grand Palace. Massages are expensive there but you can... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can't miss this place. Amazing area with temples, monuments, the buda. So much mystic history in the air. Next to the Grand Palace. Massages are expensive there but you can find it easily on other parts of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing place, great for explorers and people who wish to see different cultures around the world. Very authentic!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Al the temples in Bangkok are nice to visit. This one was not so crowdy and in easy reach of China town. Worthwhile to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't miss this beautiful Temple in Bangkok. It is small but the beauty of the Golden Buddha and the story surrounding this beautiful edifice is worth looking into. It doesn't require a lot of time, we stopped there on our way to the airport but allow allotted time because traffic can be horrendous in Bangkok. Don't miss this one. Dress... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first stop is this place. It was a very hot day day but worth it. Entrance fee is 40thb and this temple is close to china town. Pay respect to the golden buddha. Get blessed by the buddhist monk in there with holy water. Very solemn place. This is a place to find peace and solitude.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is very famous temple in Bangkok. It is having a giant statue of Lord Buddha made of gold. However architecture of the temple is equally impressive and provides true picture of Thai Art & culture. We should must visit this temple. You can complete visit within one hour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At 5 tons, you would think more security, one can really get up close and personal. A few steps up, think there is an elevator.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This sort of attraction is why I love to travel. The culture and the history and the people. In this temple, you can climb the (90 I think) stairs up to the temple OR just take the elevator (Much easier in the heat) The temple is beautifully ornate, like most of Thailand's temples and the atmosphere on the top is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our visit to this temple. The Buddha is 5.5 tons of solid gold. This was my husband's favourite temple in Bangkok.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there by ourselves (without a tour guide). It took about 30 minutes/65 THB by taxi from Ratchadamri. There is an entrance fee of 40 THB to see the Golden Buddha alone. There are exhibits on the lower floors which can also be visited with a combo ticket. They also rent coverups for women for 20 THB if the... More 

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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.
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