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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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For history buffs

Very well maintained and close to the Metro Station - worth a visit. Ticket prices for entry are quite cheap.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well maintained and close to the Metro Station - worth a visit. Ticket prices for entry are quite cheap.

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london
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not as crowded as some sights this really is an awe inspiring gem A beautiful Buddha with a fascinating story Lovely to see the local devotion to this beautiful sight

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Kulai, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is the pagoda for people thai go to pray only and all the monk staying inside ,we had been take the photo only .

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India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been told that this statue is made out of 5.5 T of pure gold! Very neat and clean surroundings. Very good traffic management. There is a lift available for those who likes to avoid steep stairs. There are money exchangers within the complex and offer better exchange rates. Video shooting is not allowed within the temple.

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Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The building itself is impressive, i'm amazed by the Gold Buddha, it can be pretty crowded inside the hall, but it's worth the visit. Accessible via Hua Lamphong MRT station, it should be included in your itinerary if you plan to visit Chinatown. Please be aware that short sleeves shirt, skirt or pants above knee length is not allowed.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice place to visit, there was a ticket booth but I recognized many people did not buy ticket and no one check the ticket. I bought the ticket anyway since the ticket fee is cheap.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see experience for all visitors to Bangkok. It was an easy commute to the Golden Buddha using the metro station.

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St Antoine L'Abbaye, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Bangkok there are so many Buddha temples to see and this was my favorite, so much informative history, beauty and a zen feeling overcomes me when I saw and experienced this temple, a must see.

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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This imposing Buddah is of real gol;d and was found many years ago in the grounds of a temple covered withconcrete... Obviously there to protect it from theft. It was brought to Bangkok and placed in the temple for all to see and marvel at its serenity and size. It has now been relocated to a new building ion the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mainly a golden Buddha in the middle of the temple. Otherwise nothing great about. Admission fee is 20baht.

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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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