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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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The temple is in China town so a must visit when in the area. The temple offers clothing to rent for those who do not have appropriate clothing.

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Suwon, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The temple is in China town so a must visit when in the area. The temple offers clothing to rent for those who do not have appropriate clothing.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the first Buddha temple we visited in Bangkok. It is right in the middle of the city or housing area. So our van found it easier to drop us off and we walked a few blocks because the traffic was just miserable. Our tour guide went and purchased our tickets and then we walked up the stairs to... More 

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Rimbey, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful, well maintained temple. Small 100 baht entry fee. It was quite crowded due to holiday season. Very nice but not our favorite

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this was one of the three templeswe visited during our city tour, Its a serene nice temple with a Big Gold statue. More of Indian style of buddhist temple.

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It was a good experience. Although nothing exceptional but the big golden Buddha is a must watch within the Bangkok sight seeing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bangkok is, of course, full of wats. This one is worth a visit. The highlight is heading up the steps of the main temple, to the room where the Golden Buddha sits. At some point ahead of the 1767 Burmese invasion of Ayutthaya , this Buddha was plastered over with stucco to prevent it from being stolen. The statue eventually... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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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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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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