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“Wat Traimit - The Temple of the Golden Buddha”

Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)
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Bangkok City and Temples Tour
Ranked #30 of 639 things to do in Bangkok
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Owner description: This highly revered temple contains the Golden Image Buddha, which is made of solid gold and weighs approximately 5 ½ tons.
Reviewed September 5, 2015

This temple houses one of the Largest Buddha statues in gold in the world. About 5 meters high and nearly 5.5 tons.. Nice story about this Buddha . It had beens hidden by monks under a thick layer of plaster to protect this treasure from potential invaders in case of conflict. .
The Buddha at Wat Traimit was discovered by accident when accidentally dropped as it was being moved, revealing, under a casing of plaster, a beautiful solid gold Sukhothai style Buddha. . Pieces of the plaster are still Kept on display. The Golden Buddha was taken to the Chotanaram Wat in Bangkok. In the 1930's the picture finally ended up in the Wat Traimit, still covered in plaster. Was erected in 1955 to house viharn the image. When the Golden Buddha was moved to the new building using a crane, a cable broke and the picture fell to the ground and into the mud. The workmen are said to-have run off fearing bad luck.
The next day, when a monk returned to the temple he found the picture still in the mud, with plaster coating Reviews some of the broken revealing the gold, thus revealing the true identity and value of the picture.
Outside of the Golden Buddha, this temple in Chinatown is very interesting for its religious fervor, the Chinese neighborhood from praying Buddha favors for their business......Came here after walking out of National Stadium (40mn) ...Fantastic statue ..A must

Thank Patrick D
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Reviewed September 5, 2015

There's a section about China town and how Chinese people who migrated started working here. Also the story of how they discover the golden Buddha from simple Buddha. There're a lot of tourist and not that far from China Town. You can come anytime during opening hour. The temple is not that big big, but big enough to walk around. There're 2 ways to get in. One from the main gate China town and the other is the road from Hualumphong station (central railway station).

Thank Lori C
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Reviewed September 5, 2015

I have Been to many temples on this Bangkok trip. All have left me feeling calm and peaceful even amoung all the tourist. This one had not inspired me. It was impressive if it is really solid gold. Actually mind blowing to think something that large and heavy was placed so high up. I loved the musem about Chinese immigration to Thailand. My guide Book stated that there was a display about discovering the statue, but I missed it. There are monks everywhere. One monk was Blessing and tying a special sting on the wrists of those requesting. Some people brought food and others donated money. There is a monk at the entrance that you can sit with for a donation. RiNG THE BELLS outside the Buddha where you place your shoes. Street food seems to be more expensive there all other tourist attractions in Bangkok.

Thank Rudi R
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Reviewed September 5, 2015

This is a must see if you visit bangkok. The statue of Buddha is made of 5.5 tonnes of gold . Must watch.

Thank Praveen M
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Reviewed September 5, 2015

The temple is very interesting with a lot of diffrent views and motives to take pictures. Currently partiallly under restoration, so onece completetd it might be one of the most intersting temples in town.

Thank Kypt P
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