Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)

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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
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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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1,115 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
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 observe them doing their rituals. The climb to the top is easy but in the heat, it was tough. Dress respectfully
Written 10 January 2022
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JoeCrusoeTravels
Luzon, Philippines80 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
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 fee is worth it.
Written 8 January 2022
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Frank D
Slidell, LA438 contributions
Dec 2021
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 climb... it took a little while though.

Very long ago the Buddha was covered in plaster to disguise it from an enemy then invading Thailand.

In the 1930s the temple where it was residing was abandoned and Buddha along with it - temporarily. After moving the Buddha to a new home it was later discovered, in 1955, that there was a golden treasure beneath the plaster.
Written 21 December 2021
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Francois B
Paris, France47 contributions
Jun 2021
See gold every place, must be very rich temple owner, good picture, big temple we want same style for our home
Written 8 July 2021
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Whistlinginthewind1
London, UK27 contributions
Aug 2020
Go and visit this temple if you are in Bangkok, it is a very special place with a fascinating story behind it too...
Written 22 May 2021
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MissL219
Essex, UK1,457 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
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 metro station is Hua Lampong and then it's a short walk from there to the temple.
Written 3 January 2021
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Ogy Kovachev
Sofia, Bulgaria1,324 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
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 in the first week of December.

Go there and enjoy ♥️
Written 9 November 2020
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juSS
257 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
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 the golden Buddha is hard to take your eyes off - extremely shiny! Again there is so much more inside and around the temple to see and take in.

Whether alone or especially if you are with a tour group be aware of random locals who try to sell you things outside this temple. There was a random man who decided to take a photo of our family whilst we had asked a guide to take a photo for us. We found this odd but then he disappeared. Later as we were leaving the temple he produces badges with photos of us at the temple. It was quite nice but he started with some ridiculous prices. The badges are bit of great quality and wear over time so if you want a souvenir negotiate the price! We assumed our guide was part of the arrangement but cannot be sure.
Written 23 August 2020
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Summer
Bangkok, Thailand145 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
フアランポーン駅より徒歩で行けるお寺です。ヤワラートと呼ばれるバンコクの中華街の入り口にあります。黄金に輝く仏像は必見です!!また本堂の下の階の中には博物館も併設され、ワットトライミットの黄金の仏像について分かります。周りには観光バスも多く止まっており、観光客も多いお寺だと感じました。仏像の前に座りゆっくりのんびりできるお寺ではないと感じましたが、バンコクのお寺巡りの際は有名どころの1つとして訪れると良いと思います!!
If you go to China town in Bangkok, you can go this temple easily, next to China town gate.
Written 7 June 2020
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Kendra M
3 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
There are so many details with this temple. It's my favorite and after years I still admire it. I definitely recommend coming here.
Written 5 June 2020
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