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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  • My fourth time to Bangkok but first time here. Loved it. Near Chinatown so combine it if you are in the area. Really nice. Hardly any tourists but there were quite a few locals and it was nice to....  more
    My fourth time to Bangkok but first time here. Loved it. Near Chinatown so combine it if you are in the area. Really nice. Hardly any tourists but there were quite a few locals and it was nice to....  more »
  • The place is serene and peaceful. It is noticeable that there are very less tourists as Bangkok just recently opened their borders for international visitors. Nevertheless, the 40 Baht entrance... 
    The place is serene and peaceful. It is noticeable that there are very less tourists as Bangkok just recently opened their borders for international visitors. Nevertheless, the 40 Baht entrance...  more »
  • The Golden Buddha is solid gold and about 5 1/2 tons worth something in excess of $38,000,000. It's on the 4th floor of a large shrine and the ceilings are tall. I think Buddha helped me make that... 
    The Golden Buddha is solid gold and about 5 1/2 tons worth something in excess of $38,000,000. It's on the 4th floor of a large shrine and the ceilings are tall. I think Buddha helped me make that...  more »
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  • This is one of the most important tourist attraction in the city of Bangkok. Tourist from all over the world throng here to see the divine Buddha statue. Its very much calm and serene and there are many souvenir shops outside . Bargain as much as possible to get a good deal. Plenty of Buddha statues are available. Its very well connected with the city transit system.
  • I have been here for few times and just joined my friend's ordination today. The staff around the area is very helpful and attentive. Many parking lot inside the temple. Clean and have a good practice during covid19. But we noticed some tourist visited without wearing the mask. We hope those tourists should follow the sign and guidance.
  • This is one of the very beautiful temple in Thailand located on the heart of Yaowarat. Must come here, pay respect and see this place with your eyes. Recommended !
  • No tourists when I was there. Good energy in this temple.
  • The place is so peaceful so calm and mesmerizing you with its beauty love to be there, can see the city view from top of it.

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