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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 yesterday

Although this was something like our 4th visit to Bangkok we had bever visited this and made ammends this time. If you are an independant traveller geting here is fairly easy on the metro - the main Bangkok Railway Stn and associated Metro station Hua...More

Thank Me_n_my_rucksack
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My favourite in all of Thailand. Beautiful place with air conditioned gift shop. Incredible for photos

Thank Adrienne M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Temple and the statue are verry impresive and a must see if you are Herr. The entrance for the statue is just 40 baht(1 Euro) so definetely worth it. The Museum costs 100 baht and is .... definetely not worth it.

Thank andreimrt
Reviewed 6 days ago

A lovely temple with a magnificent golden Buddha at the top. Interesting signs gave some info (unfortunately, many in Thai so i couldnt understand much) and was a cool place to take some pics too. Recommended for a quick stop.

Thank Tammy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

You learn a lot about respecting Buddha (no tattoos, no using Buddha as decoration, wear appropriate dress covering shoulders and knees--no shoes) and then you climb the steps, not too many, to see the beautiful Golden Buddha and enjoy a view of the city.

Thank 943kbc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ticket to the temple costs 40 bhats and it’s worth it. Buddha made of gold. Beautiful and peaceful. I took a tuk tuk so am not sure if there is a station nearby!

Thank vanitha007
Reviewed 1 week ago

In my view one of the key aspects of a temple or church is that it should give you some peace and quiet to think about the place and what you have experienced. This was the only Thai temple that gave me this. Yes, there...More

Thank Elchimera
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think the most amazing thing about this golden Buddha is that for 650 years it was just a cement Buddha. Until some careless forklift driver dropped it, broke it and then they realized , hey, this things solid gold ! What an amazing amazing...More

Thank emusdad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice place to visit in a compacted area, in the middle of a bustling shopping area. Just make sure to bring something to cover your shoulders and knees. Real gold is very cool.

Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a must-see piece of our visit to Bangkok. We loved all of the beautiful sights and this Temple was right at the top.

Thank sherryh750
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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
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.
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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