Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)

Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)

Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
This highly revered temple contains the Golden Image Buddha, which is made of solid gold and weighs approximately 5 ½ tons.
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Rattanakosin (Bangkok Old City)
How to get there
  • Hua Lamphong • 5 min walk
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  • Tosa Mike
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Three Temple Tour was a great way to spend an afternoon
    During a recent trip to Thailand, I wasn't able to fit in this tour on the first stop through Bangkok but was able to catch it on my last stop before leaving. I highly recommend! I had a great guide and she answered a lot of questions while providing additional history. The tour is at your own pace so we made a point to see everything we could and it took maybe 2.5 hours. Each temple was so unique and beautiful. Started at Wat Traimit, then Wat Po, and finally Wat Arun (which I saw previously on a river cruise at night and it looked spectacular). Ideally, I would have gone early morning to see them at sunrise but my only option was afternoon and it was unfortunately cloudy but nonetheless still quite impressive seeing all close up.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 May 2023
  • Wikumj
    Bromley, United Kingdom327 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not essential but worth dropping by if in the area
    I wouldn't say this is essential if you've doing the other major temples in Bangkok. It is nearby Chinatown so you could pair it with a visit there if you have the time, but it's not essential. There is a solid gold buddha inside the temple which is the distinguishing feature
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 December 2023
  • keith y
    Wigginton, United Kingdom36 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Golden Budha visit
    Getting to the temple is straightforward. I used the MRT and got off at Hua Lamphong station exit 1 which took you out opposite the rail station and a junction. I must have had the look off a confused tourist as an elderly fruit seller pointed in the direction of what I assumed was the temple. After buying some fruit I wandered off in that direction and after 5-6 minutes the temple appears out of nowhere. It does appear lost in its position. The ticket booth is set off to the right hand side and after paying the 100 baht ( for which I would have been happy paying more), I wandered to the bottom of the stairs past a gazebo abbled to show your tickets , but no staff were present. After walking up the stairs with clearly labeled directions I reached the top where there are ample racks to take off your footwear. There was a lift for the less mobile. I was there mid afternoon, and although hot and humid, it was not very busy. You are able to walk round the Budha to appreciate it from all sides but I still could not comprehend it was solid gold. All together an interesting visit that you should allow 30-60 minutes to appreciate the site.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 March 2024
  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, United Kingdom1,79,769 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge Statue of Buddha Made of Gold
    This temple is most famous for housing a solid gold statue of Buddha in meditation and calling the earth to witness. The statue is thought to have been created an incredible 600 years ago during the Sukhothai Dynasty. You have to climb about 3 storeys to see the sanctum, but it’s worth it.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 April 2024
  • Balasubramanian R
    Chennai (Madras), India774 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bangkok Golden Buddha
    Temple of the Golden Buddha (wat traimit) is one of the tourist attraction in Bangkok city. It is located in the busy area of the city. The seated Buddha is made of Gold made of about 5.5 tons of gold and it is located in Wat Traimit temple.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 April 2024
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Balasubramanian R
Chennai (Madras), India774 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Temple of the Golden Buddha (wat traimit) is one of the tourist attraction in Bangkok city. It is located in the busy area of the city. The seated Buddha is made of Gold made of about 5.5 tons of gold and it is located in Wat Traimit temple.
Written 13 April 2024
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,79,769 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This temple is most famous for housing a solid gold statue of Buddha in meditation and calling the earth to witness. The statue is thought to have been created an incredible 600 years ago during the Sukhothai Dynasty. You have to climb about 3 storeys to see the sanctum, but it’s worth it.
Written 12 April 2024
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keith y
Wigginton, UK36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Getting to the temple is straightforward. I used the MRT and got off at Hua Lamphong station exit 1 which took you out opposite the rail station and a junction. I must have had the look off a confused tourist as an elderly fruit seller pointed in the direction of what I assumed was the temple. After buying some fruit I wandered off in that direction and after 5-6 minutes the temple appears out of nowhere. It does appear lost in its position. The ticket booth is set off to the right hand side and after paying the 100 baht ( for which I would have been happy paying more), I wandered to the bottom of the stairs past a gazebo abbled to show your tickets , but no staff were present. After walking up the stairs with clearly labeled directions I reached the top where there are ample racks to take off your footwear. There was a lift for the less mobile. I was there mid afternoon, and although hot and humid, it was not very busy.
You are able to walk round the Budha to appreciate it from all sides but I still could not comprehend it was solid gold.
All together an interesting visit that you should allow 30-60 minutes to appreciate the site.
Written 24 March 2024
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Rider269
Bideford, UK64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
What a tremendous visit to a most impressive national treasure, with an amazing history. Very busy but only to be expected.
Written 6 March 2024
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Steve R
Bolton, UK521 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Another stunningly beautiful temple in land of temples. Such concentration of wealth and gold always makes me question the morality of such places. That said, if you are in the area you should visit Wat Traimit for it's beauty and serenity.
Written 5 March 2024
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Damitha M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Very good Holly temple you must visit. You may have never seen such an attractive holy place. It was a Buddhist secret place.
Written 1 March 2024
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James V
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I have never been so close to 360 MILLION dollars. Amazing condition based upon the history. Be aware if you have mobility problems there is an elevator to the floor where the Buddha is enshrined.
Written 18 February 2024
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HMKaren
Los Angeles, CA895 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The temple of the Golden Buddah was a quick visit and worth the time. It's very tall--- white marble topped with gold---beautiful! Respectful dress everybody. If you don't have a shawl or something for your hair/bare shoulders/etc they have a stand at the bottom where you can rent one (I came prepared with my own, that's a better bet every time.) So climb the steps and see the Buddah. He's big! I think we spent almost as much time riding to the temple as we spent visiting (maybe 30 minutes) but I'm glad we went. Neat place.
Written 17 February 2024
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Yann Renaud
Switzerland811 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A nice temple, which was located near to hour hotel. The construction is pretty impressive. S
If you pass by, it is definitely worth a stop.
Written 27 January 2024
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Wikumj
Bromley, UK327 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I wouldn't say this is essential if you've doing the other major temples in Bangkok. It is nearby Chinatown so you could pair it with a visit there if you have the time, but it's not essential. There is a solid gold buddha inside the temple which is the distinguishing feature
Written 3 December 2023
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