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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. A visit to Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bangkok trip itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • 由MRT Hua Lamphong下車後,不想步行的朋友,可以換乘公車4.21.25到金佛寺下車參觀後,再沿耀華力路逛至中國城、龍蓮寺和三攀批發市場。 此景點約可停留半小時(找位置拍照?!)到兩個小時的時間(連博物館一起參觀),主要看個人參觀的深度,值得來一窺泰國佛教藝術的偉大!  more »
  • We did this as part of our temple tour and the buddha is a must to see. The vast size is amazing. Be warned no videoing inside amd you will have to obide to dress codes. You can hire sarongs at the ti...  more »
  • Initial plan was to make all the way to the top. But it was too crowded, as I went there on 1st-Jan-17. So I only went into the temple and surrounding to take a look, and got a blessing from one of th...  more »
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  • If u are Chinese, then it make sense to visit the museum (cost 100 baht per pax), otherwise skip it and go to level 4 ( cost 40 baht per pax), someone said it was boring to visit the exhibit which was true. Like what some reviewers said, too many donation boxes around. They even put one in the toilet asking for donation. Overall experience good if u want to know the history of chinatown yaowarat. The plus point was that if you have handicapped people elderly people or pregnant women you can take the lift.
  • One of the temple that you must visit. There are two museums at 2nd and 3rd floor. The entrance fee for both museums is 100 Baht and 40 Baht for visiting the Golden Buddha (4th floor) Second floor museum named Yaowarat Chinatown Heritage Center, it tells you about the history of Chinatown in Bangkok. Third floor museum named Phra Buddha Maha Suwanna Patimakorn. Here you can see and learn about the history of the Golden Buddha. You must take off your shoes, put it in the provided bag, and carry it along with you. And don't forget to return the bag in the basket outside the museum.
  • Amazing history. We did both the museum and Buddha. The only way to do it and understand the history is if you do both of them. Lovely place! The only down side were the ever so obvious money donation boxes. Way over the top and unnecessary! Oh... And the noisy Chinese people that you would think they have a bit more respect for their own culture!
  • Closes at 5pm, so get here early. The outside architecture is still very impressive. Easy walk from the Hua Lamphong BTS station or Bangkok Railway Station.
  • “50 ways to donate money” Fabulous 3500 kilograms buddha statue with ample opportunity to donate money. It is surrounded by at leatst 32 moneyboxes and the rest of the temple also gives more than enough chance to give money. Pretty decent statue though ;-).