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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 was my first experience of Thai culture so I was somewhat overwhelmed but as the day wore on I came to appreciate the beauty and tranquility.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my first experience of Thai culture so I was somewhat overwhelmed but as the day wore on I came to appreciate the beauty and tranquility.

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Nashik, India
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In my Thailand visit I visited this place which is Amazing place & Amazing temple . I really loved this place.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

lots of stairs to climb but when you get to the top this golden buddha is a must see for all tourists, please show respect and take of your shoes before entering

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Bengaluru, India
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Golden Buddha has a great history behind it and it's one of the most value Buddha statue in the world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must see!! It was really shocking (in the best way!) to see a culture so peaceful and respectful. You can actually forget the whole world and just stare at the architecture, the Buddha and the whole place. A journey you won't regret....enjoy!

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Ghaziabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was an okay visit as we were planning to visit wat pho but due to some city problem we could not. but the idol of buddha is just mesmerizing. too shiny and great! a tumbs up to the maintenance of the idol and the temple.

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Makati, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bangkok is chock o block with Wat (Temple). and if you have seen the Wat Arun, Emerald Buddha and Reclining Buddha you can give this one a miss. The others are much more grand compared to Wat Traimit. Plus most of these temples have a hughe Golden sitting Buddha. so unless you want to tick this on your to do... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the first temple we went to and was well worth the visit. Again get there early and make sure shoulders are covered. The Buddha was quite impressive. Read up on this Buddha as the history is quite fascinating. Opposite is another temple and if you are lucky and one of the monks are there he will bless you... More 

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I was at this temple years ago It's breathtaking. The amount of gold used is staggering. When in Bangkok it's the first place to visit along with the Palace

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This temple is near the Hua Lampung MRT train station. You will pass by this temple if you are going to Chinatown. This temple is designed unlike the traditional Thai temple. It is like a tall(several storey), huge temple built with grey marble slabs. Looks very formal & grand. There are other smaller temple buildings around it. You can seek... 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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