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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
+66 2 225 9775
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Located right at the end of Chinatown, you have to pay a small fee of 40 bahts to see the Buddha and an optional 100 bahts if you want to go through the museum on their 3rd and 2nd floor which is really worth it...More

1  Thank DaJoVa
Reviewed 5 days ago

Gold lovers, be there. The dome of the temple and the statue of Budha (in gold) are fascinating for Gold lovers.

Thank vikramkumar2016
Reviewed 5 days ago

4 floors up the temple itself is pretty basic compared to the treasure inside. Have never been impressed by the temples in Thailand - compared to the carved stone work of Cambodia. Most Thai stuff is cast concrete. This temple is much the same. The...More

Thank blackrice
Reviewed 5 days ago

The story behind the Buddha was fascinating, but the crowds and atmosphere less so, and perhaps I'm distrustful of those who come to view the value of its gold which conflicts in my mind with its religious and historical significance

1  Thank Kamouraskan
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed seeing the Golden Buddha and learning the history of it. It weighs 5.5 tons and the story behind it is so interesting. It’s a must see.

1  Thank Barbie F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this temple which is the largest Buddha in Thailand as part of our private day tour with a guide. It was a memorable experience to learn about the history of the temple and the Buddha. As with all my foreign travel experiences, always...More

Thank Claire F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Temples, temples, temples... and yes, another review on a temple, but this one houses the 5.5 tonnes solid gold Buddha - who doesn't want to see that much gold!

Thank R S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was directly behind our hotel. With a quick walk around the corner we dropped in for a visit. 40b charge per person which is reasonable to maintain the venue. Shoes must be taken off and left outside in a rack. Ladies cover up as...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is in an unusual spot best to taxi to it, Entry is not expensive but the extra to go through the museum was a waste of time No clothing restrictions but be modest and you do need to remove your foot ware when going...More

Thank ktwo73
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice temple but there is not too much to see. Its nice to go there if you have time but not something you shouldn't miss

Thank Lina Q
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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
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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.
Dimple K
1 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.
2 November 2017|
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Response from ChienHungC18 | 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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