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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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  • A relatively small temple, like so many others in Thailand, which earns its fame for the huge gold statue of Buddha. Beautiful and interesting, but the small size of the room of the Buddha, with the local tourist inflow, limits the experience of the visit.
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  • A statue of Buddha which weighs 5 tons and a half, it is required to see it, all very interesting and beautiful.
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  • Oldest Buddha Temple in Phuket. Must Visit Place in Phuket. It has got the bowl from Srilanka at the top of the temple. 
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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 ;-).