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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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Five Tons of Gold

Discovered in the 1930s encased in concrete which cracked apart when being moved. Crowded, but worth it. If possible come early in the day. Shoes must be removed before... read more

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Discovered in the 1930s encased in concrete which cracked apart when being moved. Crowded, but worth it. If possible come early in the day. Shoes must be removed before entering.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Conveniently located, the temple is a 10 minute walk from the Hua Lamphong MRT station. The entrance fee for the Golden Buddha only is 40 baht, with an extra 100 baht for two extra exhibitions. While the Buddha itself is magnificent, I would recommend the extra money for the exhibitions, as the temple visit itself is quite short if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

LOVED this site - magical and so much to see, even in the surrounding Chinatown area. What I will say about this is that you can do the Golden Buddha fairly quickly - tip is to pay only for the Golden Buddha itself and skip the expo / exhibit in the temple. This is certainly a Thailand treasure and when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Anyone who is interested in architecture and sculpture,this is a must destination.There are many people ,so go prepared.I recommend wearing a hat and bring a bottle of water as the weather maybe hot and humid.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is another beautiful temple in the city. The Golden Buddha is majestic. Dress codes are applicable here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting sight to visit. It was quite busy when were were there, but we still saw everything comfortably. Be sure to have the proper attire, as women need more that a shawl. These can be borrowed from the visitor office, but there was a long queue. shawl for

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see and a highlight of my trip to city attractions. To be able to view the Buddha up so close was incredible. With 5.5 tonnes of gold that makes up this impressive Buddha. I went on an E.T.E Tour. Recommend these guys to everyone and a must see - Golden Buddha!

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Just another wat, quickly seen, beautiful, not as big as other temples since it is in the middle of the town but if you're nearby go see it

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A must visit to get the taste of local buddhist culture. You need to be adequately dressed. Its a must visit tourist spot since the temple has an amazinf architecture and well maintained.

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We visited this venue on an off chance. It costs 40 Bhat to enter the temple (120 bhat for temple and exhibition) and you must be decently dressed to enter. The temple itself is beautiful to look at very delicately decorated. I must warn that those who have mobility issues or a fear of heights may not find this temple... 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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