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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  • A beautiful temple with stunning architecture. The entry price when we visited was 40 baht. You also have to dress modestly, women need to have their chest, shoulders and knees covered. The closest...  more »
  • Every temple is exciting and so different in its detail. So many small things can make it special. We were happy to see the thousands of flowers used for decoration before the Kings day celebrations.....  more »
  • Again the architecture here is brilliant. There is so much detail. Including in the walls as you are going up the stairs to the temple, a piece with an elephant statue protruding from the wall. And...  more »
  • Paid 40฿ to visit the Golden Buddha statue, and another 20฿ for scarf to cover the knee (female only), a place of worship and nothing much except to view and admire the beautiful statue and temple. You can also donate 100฿ to one of the vendor located behind the statue and the monk will place a golden card with your name on it under the Golden Buddha statue for good luck and smooth sailing during their evening prayer. Would recommend if you're around the area!
  • This temple is a popular tourist attraction and home of the Golden Buddha, a 5.5 ton solid gold statue that was hidden under a plaster covering to hide its value for 200 years. I believe it is considered to be the largest known solid gold statue, of any kind, in the world. The structure that houses the statue is fairly new and has several floors. The lower floors house a museum and small educational theater. You must remove your shoes when entering the building, so bring a bag to carry them, because the entry and exit are in different parts of the building. There is a fee to enter the building, but I don't remember the amount. Located in the China Town district, it is a great point of interest, when in that area.
  • This temple is very good and quite huge. It is very well built and lots of tourists come here for visit. It remains as a part of the Bangkok city tour. The temple is having big idols of Lord Buddha and is one of the most famous temples of Bangkok. Time required to visit the temple is about 30 minutes. It is near to Chinatown.
  • Very beautiful statue . We just wanted to see Buddha statue so took only one ticket to see it. Also this place have dress code. You cannot wear sleeveless. If you are than don't forget to carry scarf as if you take there the local people will charge you 20 baht separately to use for sometime.
  • Inside you'll see a beautiful 5,500 tonne golden Buddha. It's by far the shiniest Buddha I've seen in any temple. It's wonderful to witness. The temple is also decorated with so much gold. This was also the location where I got to meet 2 Buddhist monks. Even though they did not understand English they were happy to take some photos. A quick word of advice, before I entered the temple there seemed to be security guards present but I'm not sure if they are official. They ask you to buy a ticket to go inside the temple but I noticed so many people just walking in without presenting anything. It might be a scam. Anyway, I would say this is a must see in Bangkok. Beautiful temple.

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