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Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)

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“chinatown area”(43 reviews)
“worth a visit”(133 reviews)
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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661 Chaoren Krung Road | Talad Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Chinatown / Yaowarat
+66 2 225 9775
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 February 2015

This Wat and the Grand Palace are essential places to visit in Bangkok - the guides, both personal and written were very good.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 April 2005

Yes Bangkok is full of them. Why is this one different well, its made of gold theres a bunch of gongs outside which some annoying little child walks around hitting and theres a rip-off charge, we had someone trying to charge us whilst we left....More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is religious place. Marvellous temple. It’s an amazing Buddha idol. Must visit in Bangkok. You need to wear full body covered clothes.

Thank Sachin S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

At 5.5 tons this is the largest gold Buddha. At one time covered in plaster to save it from invaders. Many people were in worshipping, but You are still able to get around to look and take pictures. The Nagas made out of palm is...More

Thank A2345FUjohnl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice view at night from a boat. Don’t miss it!! I totally liked it. Next time I’ll visit it inside. Great place.

Thank 716yasminp
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This temple is in the centre of Bangkok and anyone going the area should see this. Respect is must and it is amazing.

Thank s808xav
Reviewed 3 days ago

The front view of this temple is Royal and grand.. Good for photos..carry umbrella or goggles.. Loved the ambience.. Avoid the big group of tourist.. Many picture perfect points inside the complex.

Thank punam d
Reviewed 5 days ago

In here, you can see the largest golden Buddha image in Thailand (which made from real gold during Ayutthaya period more than 200 years ago). It also has small museum on the first floor of the building, which basically tells the story of migrant Chinese...More

Thank peerapatp
Reviewed 6 days ago

Another wonderful temple that should not be missed. Amazing architecture, fabulous colours. Amazing.

Thank suenorfolk444
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I’ve never quite seen something so outstanding you only spend a very short time at this particular temple but it will definitely leave a mark on you

Thank pallister101010
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Golden Buddha is free but they state at the steps that you must purchase ticket. It’s tourist trap! Just go inside and enjoy the golden Buddha for free! Fan fact: did you know that at one point in its history the statue was covered...More

Thank hannahanuman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful temple, with cheap admission fee. Though we went about 15 minutes before closing and we were let in for free because we had so little time. Definitely worth visiting!

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Chinatown / Yaowarat
Better known as 'Yaowarat' among locals, Chinatown is
Bangkok's bustling district that never sleeps. During
the day, the main street and its small alleyways are
filled with a vibrant mix of colours, scents and
flavours coming from the roadside restaurants and
all-day markets. The real action, however, happens
after sunset. Surrounded by neon lights, Thais and
tourists alike flock here around dinnertime to feast
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Chua T
28 February 2018|
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Response from 319nishants | Reviewed this property |
You can use exit 1. It walkable distance from there.
Dimple K
2 February 2018|
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Response from RBan26 | Reviewed this property |
yes better to wear covered & decent dresses since it is a religious place.
2 November 2017|
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Response from ChienHungC18 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Miss Nancy, you could take the MRT, go to the station “HUA LUM PHONG”, there also the BANGKOK RAILWAYS STATION, in the station have map to golden temple, or you can ask local people you want to go “WAT TRAI MIT”. You... More
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