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Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Trai Mit)

661 Chaoren Krung Road | Talad Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
+66 2 225 9775
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 today

Apparently this Buddha is made of solid gold. Regardless, the architecture of the temple building is gorgeous. The Buddha itself and history is very interesting. I strongly recommend adding this site to one of the must see site in Bangkok. It is still less crowded...More

Thank ppts
Reviewed 2 days ago

We added the Temple of the Golden Buddha to the end of our tour, and I'm glad we did. The structure is beautiful. It's not a MUST see, but worth the trip if you have the time. Our visit wasn't too crowded and it was...More

Thank Donnaven
Reviewed 3 days ago

its a must see if you are in Bangkok. The history is deep and you can get great photos when over there

Thank Pradeeptheyoung
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice gold buddha at the top of the temple, pay entrance fee at office adjacent, 40baht. Meant to be the biggest gold buddha! The chinatown arch is also just situated outside so you can see both in under an hour :)

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the first temple i have ever been in to. It is one of the must see attractions in bangkok. Location was bit far from our hotel though it was worth visiting.

Thank ZainHaider7
Reviewed 6 days ago

Come to make merit and pay respect to the golden buddha where located on the high chapel of this temple. Considerably a must for Buddhist and tourist who love the ouch of Thai Culture and way of lives. This temple has royal status and well...More

Thank Aphisavadh S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture on this building is amazing! In addition to being a beautiful temple it is also a great place for families and tourists to learn more about Buddha.

Thank Dynamitetravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

There comes a moment when you know you have seen enough temples, and I thought I'd definitely hit that moment. However, this temple is pretty impressive, and more tasteful than some. The Buddha is amazing... you find yourself standing there and thinking, "Is this REALLY...More

Thank MIssDillie
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you plan to visit China Town , Bangkok, make sure you drop by the temple of Golden Buddha. It is connected by BTS.

Thank chin k
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not much to see there but it is definitely worth a look and a few pictures it is one of the nicer ones

Thank MartinMD40
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
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Brad B
is there a dress code?
25 February 2017|
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Response from Thingstosell | Reviewed this property |
Men can wear shorts. Women cannot. Women need to have their knees and shoulders covered.
Hi! If we arrive there when it is closed, Can we see the temple from outside or reach the stairs ? Thanks in advance.
28 January 2017|
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Response from TerjeHoegberg | Reviewed this property |
Yes, no problem but not the Buddha which is placed inside one of the buildings in the complex.
Eric E
Hi, how much should I pay to see the Golden Buddha? I hope it's cheap though.
23 October 2016|
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Response from Eric_Jacobs | Reviewed this property |
For all the temples, a donation is expected but not required. We usually provided $10 US per person. Keep in mind that the temples and the monks are a major part of Thailand's social safety net. The monks choose to serve... More