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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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+66 2 225 9775
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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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beatiful and impresive

Is a palace of normal size, it is found inside the city, so you can see it in one of your tours, it is nice, the structure and also the budda that is inside, the architecture much... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Is a palace of normal size, it is found inside the city, so you can see it in one of your tours, it is nice, the structure and also the budda that is inside, the architecture much q admire

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visit was disappointing as very commercialised Architecture of buildings beautiful Sense of serenity within the temple

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was at the top of the list for my son. He had the name and the photo listed in his phone so he could compare once we arrived. I was in shorts and at the ticket counter they do take a look at you and let you know if you are ok. We paid a small deposit to use... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's remarkable that is (relatively) calm the moment you enter the “park” where the temple is situated. So it is an easy step away from the hustle of the streets. Besides that, the buildings and the views are beautiful.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Temple is everywhere in Thailand. You should not miss out the temples in Thailand. It is amazing and impressive.

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Shropshire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit and learn about the local culture. It was very busy with lots of tourists everywhere but we still enjoyed our visit. Definitely worth a visit. We booked a private tour guide and visited several tourist hotspots in the same day, this does not take very long to visit so definitely recommend doing other attractions the same... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's quite an impressive place to visit.To look at all these Buddas and especially the Golden Buddha, and all decoration all over. Fascinating.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such an awesome place to visit. When we finished visiting the temple, we came down the steps to be approached by a guy who took pictures of us while we were up in the temple (didn't even realise) and made magnets out of the pictures. Got both magnets for 100 bhat (the guy asks for 200 for each at the... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An impressive temple located in the middle of a busy market place. Having said this, the inside of the temple is amazingly quiet and peaceful. Does not need more than an hour to visit this place. Museum needs extra entrance fees. Be ready to climb the steps without shoes.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Do read the history of the Golden Buddha before visiting. They also have a museum which I did not visit. You will need to buy entrance tickets for BHT40/pax to see the Golden Buddha. Do remember when visiting temples please dress appropriately - no shorts, spaghetti straps t-shirts/dress, sleeveless tops, short skirts. Do bring along a jacket/shawl to cover up.... 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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