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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 yesterday

Even the second visit was amazing just a Little bit crowded. People from all over the world passing slowly this big golden Buddha, really great.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Susanne801
Reviewed 2 days ago

Bangkok is full of temples and it gets a bit overwhelming. This one is set apart from the rest by the Buddha being made of solid gold, an incredibly beautiful set of bells, and close proximity to Chinatown. Stair risers are a bit tall, so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank pdrey
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the temple as a big group arrived. The climb up to the Buddha involves several steps so be aware of this. The group made it difficult to see but by the time we had walked all around, the crowd had gone.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank janebelinda59
Reviewed 4 days ago

yet another building in this country that is stunning. Everywhere you look is beautiful. There is never enough time to spend here.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Sheila F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We done the boat trip up the river to the temple was very nice , the temple itself is very nice but very busy . It’s a shame it’s so busy with visitors as it’s very robotic getting to see the golden Buddha .

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank paulinea273
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A fantastic story behind the Golden Buddha, we had a tour guide which was great, I found myself fascinated in the story. It was busy, so again try and go as early in the day as possible to avoid crowds and the heat.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sh1london
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was amazing to see 5 ton solid Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit Temple). All visitors must see this place

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank vijay j
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had visited this place around 1pm. It is a temple which has Lord Buddha as the diety. It was very peaceful inside. But at a point I felt everyone was only interested in clicking photos. I would suggest there should be only a particular point...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank malinij2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was amazed at what I saw. A Buddha made of gold. It's big and beautiful. The only thing is that you got to be covered when you go there. My husband had to buy long pants as shorts were not allowed. But overall it's...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank AshleenR3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is easy to find, entrance is cheap and there’s a lift for seniors and disabled who want to see the Golden Buddha. There’s a dress code but if you are not dressed properly there’s a sarong for rent for cover up. The Buddha is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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 seanjin689 | 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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