Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), Bangkok

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Witness the delicately modeled beauty of the world's largest gold seated Buddha at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit). Many of Asia's golden statues were once covered in plaster and stucco to disguise them from invading armies during times of conflict. The discovery of this magnificent golden Buddha was accidental: a team of people moving the object dropped it, its plaster casing cracked, and the golden figure shone out after many years in hiding. Visit the established Bangkok temple complex to admire the Buddha's clear, crisp form and learn of its fascinating origins. Work out when and for how long to visit Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and other Bangkok attractions using our handy Bangkok trip planner .
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  • Temple beautiful, not territory is not large, so if you have some free time you can and jump and make a couple of beautiful photo, if you have time to spare, then go into the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
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  • I walked through Chinatown to get to this this solid gold Buddha statue, the afternoon was not so full, to enter must wear appropriate clothing. The temple is very beautiful and worth the visit.
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  • Inside the Temple you can see this Golden Buddha , It is made of Real Gold as told by Tour Operator It was safe for so many Years covered inside and revealed while it was being transported accidently ...  more »
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  • Very nice Temple. Not as crowded as I've night think. Dying first that there are two small museums as well. While the one about the creation of Buddha statues is not that impressive and really small the one about the Chinese history is very nice (although 100% non-critical). There is a room in the museum that is dedicated to a recreation of what city life looked like in older times which I really enjoyed.
  • This temple is less crowded than most, but it hosts a huge golden Buddha which is quite impressive. Well worth the stop if you are in Chinatown. In fact, I would say it's the best thing to see in Chinatown.
  • A decent looking temple. Bangkok has many temples, so this is not really a must-see. However, it's nice to take a photo or two when you're nearby anyway.
  • If you take a selfie or video, they hit you... literally It is a scam!! They let you buy a ticket and them charge you a rental fee for pants and scarf. It didn’t worth your money and time, there are better places like great palace
  • Otherwise unassuming temple in Chinatown, until, that is, a 5 tonne 83% pure (more than 18k) gold Buddha was discovered hidden under a thick layer of plaster that cracked when the statue was dropped when being moved. Now one of the most popular tourist sites in Bangkok, it is well worth a visit from devotees or anyone who wants to see what 5 tonnes of gold looks like!

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