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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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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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The Golden Buddha temple is located at the start of China Town, I visited this around 3 pm. The statue of Buddha made of pure gold is worth a visit. However, the tourist over here... read more

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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The Golden Buddha temple is located at the start of China Town, I visited this around 3 pm. The statue of Buddha made of pure gold is worth a visit. However, the tourist over here created lot of nuisance inside the temple clicking pictures. There were few fellow travelers trying to meditate inside the temple, but were not able to... More 

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Although I am a Christian this was an amazing experience. I love to see different cultures and religions and this was a beautiful place. It was hot so you should bring you some water or you may buy some. There a few places to buy souvenirs while you are there if you feel like doing a little shopping. They do... More 

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Not only the Buddha is magnificent, but the Museum of Chinatown and the presentation of the manner the image was made are excellent. Do not miss that: for 120 bath you get it all. Truly enjoyed this Temple.

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This was a very interesting stop as part of an extensive cruise ship tour we did. It's one of those must-see attractions in Bangkok. Be aware that there are quite a few steps to climb, it is VERY crowded (so be patient), and that as a place of worship you need to dress and act respectfully. Photos were permitted.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am stil surprised about how beautiful is this temple. The golden Buddha is stunning and so shiny. Made of pure gold. 40 bath entrance fee. Adequate clothing. Must see place.

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Pattaya, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice to visit and at just 40baht...a bargain, the story of the Golden Buddha is fascinating, have a guide explain...many nice photo ops. Take the ferry to get herw from downtown BKK, go in morning before the tours arrive.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You can go to this temple wearing shorts if you're a man. Ladies, long trousers or skirts. Of course the golden buddha is amazing, but don't miss the exposition on the second and third floor. It tells a lot about the Chinese community in the early days of Bangkok and how the buddha was placed where it is right now

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Three and a half tons of solid gold Buddha statue in a temple, unique You will have to climb a few stairs to get there but it's a must when in Bangkok.

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The Buddha is impressive and the temple is beautiful. However, if short on time, you could skip this one in favour of Wat Pho and Wat Arun, which had more to see. There is an exhibition with a museum apparently but it was closed when we were there (we went on a Monday). We were wearing long shorts to our... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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The sheer story of the Golden Buddha is enchanting. The temple is also very calming. I really wish the surrounding area was equally peaceful.

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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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