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Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), Bangkok

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • 5 tons of gold in a single Buddha, this temple is really worth seeing. You should allow approximately 2 hours, there's plenty to see!
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  • Close to Chinatown. Seems to be within walking distance from Bankok, went aboard one bus from Wat Phra kaeo. Even after I got off the bus bus stop confusing I'm lost on the road. There is no kagayaki Buddha image is odd.
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  • Another must see temple to see the Lord Buddha. Located in the heart of the city, Dress attire should be mnodest while entering the shrine. 
  • 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!
  • “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 ;-).
  • 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.
  • Love this place! Thank you for those who not smoking here ;) On 10 January 2008, Thailand announced further restrictions that came into force on 10 February 2008, in that smoking would be banned (indoors and outdoors) in establishments open to the public, including restaurants, bars, open-air markets , religious places , schools, footpaths, bus stop , and building entrances .  Members of the public face a 2,000 baht finesfor not complying, and establishments face a 20,000 baht fine for not enforcing the ban (including not displaying mandated no smoking signs). In addition to fines, those who fail to comply may be arrested.
  • One of the grandest temple in BKK's Chinatown. There is a rich history of the real gold Buddha statue, visit the museum at 2nd floor for details. The Gold Buddha on the top floor must not be missed!
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