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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
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+66 2 225 9775
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Reviewed today

This temple was also inspiring! Very recommended! No two temples are the same and this one is definitely worth the trip!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FirstTimeInThere
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This Wat Traimit was my first Thai temple visit. The Phra Phuttha Maha Suwana Patimakon is the seated Buddharupa statue = Golden Buddha. Wat Traimit is pretty small temple and it does not take long to see it. It was not too busy. Solid gold...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Abramis
Reviewed yesterday

This is my second visit to Golden Buddha temple. This time visit been better due to superb tour guide who took us around for city tour. In addition to seen this temple we learnt lot of information and some interesting comparison of Buddhist practises in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RanjanaPerera
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The tale of Buddha statue made out of solid gold pulled me towards the temple. But the spiritual experience was no lesser either. The history behind its close Custody under a plaster casing is equally fascinating. Certainly one of the must see in Bangkok.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank urbuddyno1
Reviewed 5 days ago

This temple [with its very interesting architecture], and its highly revered statue, has a very long history. It was probably made about 700- 800 years ago-- and for most of that time it was covered in stucco and "coloured" glass [done to conceal the incredible...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent, must do for spiritual people.most people just stand and stare at the structures and Buddha too, the energy is pretty amazing. Enjoy

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank reshma m
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The temple is near Chinatown. Entrance fee is located nearby and reasonably priced. Ladies do be informed not to wear revealing attire. Though it’s a bit small, it’s still a beautiful place to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SK_NG_78
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was great, not too crowded, an informative video in the media room and a good exhibition showing how these giant sculptures are made, and how this one was “hidden” to save it. The statue is beautiful, very serene, in a lovely temple. Ladies, remember...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Flyinspanner
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are nicer temples and Wats to see. If you have the time sure stop by for a visit and spend a few minutes but

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank robert-not-home
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive, beautiful place. Good organisation for tourists. Must see in Bangkok. Please don’t forget about suitable suit- man and women.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank oksydazac
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Chua T
28 February 2018|
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Response from 319nishants | Reviewed this property |
You can use exit 1. It walkable distance from there.
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Dimple K
2 February 2018|
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Response from RBan26 | Reviewed this property |
yes better to wear covered & decent dresses since it is a religious place.
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nancybarcela
2 November 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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