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Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)

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 good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“solid gold” (392 reviews)
“chinatown area” (42 reviews)
“worth a visit” (133 reviews)
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661 Chaoren Krung Road | Talad Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Chinatown / Yaowarat
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+66 2 225 9775
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Situated in busy area, parking is a challenge. From the gate approx. 50 meters walk. Then you need to climb nearly 60 steps. You may not able to use shoe or slippers inside temple. Also women to wear modest dress which is a requirement. In...More

Thank Reji Thomas M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth the visit and much less busy than the Grand Palace which I do not recommend for that reason. Please make sure you wear long sleeves and pants or you have to buy or rent clothing before entering!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful surroundings amazing work it is a must do temple if you only want a couple the history and sheer size are magnificent

Thank patriciacawley1
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Another one. Very pretty. Extremely hot in the shade. Air con please!......... Be aware of the Chinese as they have no polite manners!

1  Thank Jose Q
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Seeing the solid gold Buddha is a wonderful experience but when put alongside the museum on site which gives the history of Chinatown and the Chinese influence in Thailand it makes for a good few hours trip. Maybe not the easiest to get to by...More

Thank CumbrianAbroad
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The world's largest solid gold Buddha. The gleaming 13ft (4m) high 13th century Sukhothai image is made of 18 carat gold and weighs five tons. The Buddha was discovered by accident in 1955 while extending the port of Bangkok, workers for the East Asiatic Company...More

Thank Michelle G
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Although smaller, this temple is no less impressive. The Buddha is amazing. Helpful hint, if you have trouble climbing stairs there is a lift that they will let you use to go to the top.

Thank jrzygrl1954
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Thia is a amazin Temple, with a gold and big BUDDA, and a peaceful place, silent with good ENENGY. i loved it.

Thank taymel0ni
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The golden Buddha is so beautiful, very peaceful and calm place. The golden Buddha weighs 565 Kilograms of gold.

Thank Aishu M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a must in Bangkok. Th gold statue of Gautam Buddha weights 5.5 tons of gold. The architecture of the temple is beautiful with the use of the auspicious gold and red.

Thank AnanyaDoval
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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.
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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.
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nancybarcela
2 November 2017|
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Response from Chien Hung C | 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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